Option Three (a) - New Integrated Indoor Program/ Leisure and 25m Aquatic Facility
The design of Option Three maintains the existing 50m exterior lap pool – with the addition of a new ‘purpose built’ Aquatic facility which can be used all-year-round (in contrast to the existing being seasonal). The new Aquatic Facility (Concept plan A1.03A/B) is developed east of the existing facility, within the adjoining Lawson Park open space’ area. A new 25m Indoor Lap Pool, with a combined Indoor Program/ Leisure Pool includes new Change-Rooms, Plant, Program and Consulting Rooms, Commercial Lease Spaces (café and aquatic shop), Administration and Duty Manager/ First Aid rooms, to establish a year-round aquatic facility. The new aquatic entrance faces Short Street via the historic fence’s personnel access, where a nature walk using timber seating areas, art installations and Aquatic Centre outlooks takes advantage of the Lawson Parkland.