This high-profile project was delivered to specification and in time for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and improved the visitor and athlete experience and cemented Australia’s status as an international sporting destination.
Our team delivered a 52 metre, 3.5 million litre outdoor competition pool, permanent grandstand seating for 3,000 with the ability to expand to 10,000 seats for major events, a 10 x 6 metre hydrotherapy pool, retail outlets, function and office space, and a 300 car multi-level carpark. The scope also included extensive refurbishments to the South Melbourne Technical School.
The large, clear-span roof structure was one of the most technically complex structures of its kind. Designed to be suitable both during and after major events, the roof has two “modes” – a permanent roof cover for the pool and seating for 3,000 spectators, and a “Commonwealth Games” mode. This is where two temporary PVC roofs are erected either side of the permanent roof to cover a further 8,000 seats. The roof maximises spectator sightlines and collects rainwater for harvesting.