Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Client: Kapiti Coast District Council
Timeframe: Completed March 2013
Total value: Confidential

Components: Aquatic Centre including a multi-purpose 25m x 25m pool with moveable floor

Project description:

The new Coastlands Aquatic Centre facility replaces the old Raumati pool which no longer meets the region’s needs and has become costly to maintain.

The new Aquatic Centre includes:

  • a multi-purpose 25m x 25m pool with moveable floor
  • a learners’ pool
  • a toddlers’ pool
  • a hydro slide
  • spa pool, sauna and café.

The main pool will be one of only two pools in the Wellington region to feature a moveable floor, making it multifunctional. The pools are made of laminated stainless steel panels which is amongst the very latest in swimming pool technology.

The main building has concrete foundations and floor slabs and features a roof structure of large Glulam roof beams which span the width of the main pool hall. An ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoro Ethylene Co-polymer) foil will form the roof over the pool hall, making a translucent shell.

The pools utilise Myrtha pool technology which is a pre-engineered modular system that uses laminated stainless steel panels and a buttress system. The panels have a PVC layer applied hot in the factory.

Maintaining the integrity of the vapour barrier is an important aspect of pool construction. Every pipe and wire passing through the vapour barrier must be sealed. Rigorous checking accompanied with sign-off sheets are used to ensure penetrations are sealed before they are covered over and become inaccessible. Remained fully functioning.

Our role

Xigo personnel undertook two independent roles, firstly as an expert cost advisor being a direct appointment to KCDC, and secondly via a construction management review through the different stages of the project gaining valuable insight into quality, programme, and cost considerations. We also arranged for a lesson learned tour with Christchurch City Council in late 2012.