Taurama Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Complex, PNG

Client: Pacific Games 2015 Authority
Timeframe: July 2012 to May 2015
Total value: ~NZ$112m

Components: Purpose built Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Complex for the 2015 Pacific Games

Project description:

This project included demolition of the existing Taurama Leisure Centre to make way for a new, purpose built, Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Complex for the 2015 Pacific Games, with the flexibility to be an enduring community facility for both family focussed activities and international competitions.

The scope included design and construction of an outdoor 50m, 10 lane competition ‘Myrtha’ Pool, and an outdoor 25m 10 lane warm-up ‘Myrtha’ Pool; poolside seating for 1,000 spectators; an indoor sports hall with a 6 court synthetic floor for international level volleyball and a timber overlay floor for international level basketball; two studios for weightlifting / martial arts; change facilities for both pool and sports hall; separate spectator and athlete entrances; corporate entertainment facilities and a gymnasium, all built to meet Level 1 FINA and FIVB and FIBA Level 1 Competition standards.

In addition, the development has a children’s ‘splash area,’ café facilities and shade structures integrated within the landscaping for families to enjoy.

Our role

Xigo’s role included, managing the design consultants in preparation of the Reverse Project Brief; preparation and execution of a procurement strategy, within the bounds of the PNG procurement rules, to ensure that the project was delivered within the required timeframes; programme management, ensuring that the design consortium ‘bought into’ the programme and achieved all pre-agreed deliverables; procurement of the different contract packages; and acting as the Superintendent’s Representative, as defined by AS2124-1992.

Xigo Director, David Wilkie was the Xigo Project Director in charge of this project. His role included leading the project masterplanning phase; keeping an overview of the project as it progressed through the different phases; and acting as the Superintendent, as defined by AS2124-1992.