Option Two - New Enclosed Indoor Program/ Leisure Pool with New 25m Lap Pool
The design of Option Two includes the removal of the existing Leisure and Program Pool to allow for a new (heated) 25m Lap Pool, plus a new combined Program/ Leisure Pool constructed to the 25m Lap Pools base; as outlined per A1.02. These aquatic additions would be enclosed using lightweight steel framed construction, fitted with extensive opening/ stacker doors for visual connection and transparency towards the eastern elevation – across a single level concourse located at the level of the existing change-rooms, for easy access, with ramps provided as necessary. With Option Two situated within Lawson Park, and surrounded by substantial trees, the proposal is orientated towards the existing natural landscape to allow for good breakout to recreational spaces. This occurs on the East façade via the 25m Pool’s transparency to the 50m Lap Pool exteriors, and the Program/ Leisure Pool exterior access to parkland, lawn, seating and trees beyond. The existing built façade with kiosk, change-rooms, storerooms and administration is enclosed within the ‘new’ Aquatic footprint to allow for all-year-round access, plus mechanical ventilation throughout. The design intent is to integrate with the existing façade; and to maintain effective access and egress through all existing circulation areas.