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Wānaka Recreation Centre and Pool

Southern Lakes Commercial

This $25m state of the art sports facility consists of a large indoor sporting arena and aquatic complex.

The sporting facility can accommodate for a multitude of sports such as two full sizes basketball courts, two netball courts, three volleyball courts, four badminton courts and two tennis courts. Additionally, the sports hall can be configured as a banquet hall that can cater for up to 600 people. A separate wing hosts a meeting room and kitchen, toilets and changing rooms, staff office, lockable storage space, and reception area.

The pool facility features a 25-meter lap pool, 20-metre learn to swim pool, change rooms, and hot spa pool adjacent to the recreation facility. With over 28,000 man hours from the Cook Brothers team alone, the project was a huge undertaking for the Southern Lakes team and the response from the community has been overwhelming.

The design features set this facility apart, with its stunning alpine surrounds. The large Glulam timber rafters alone are 27m long and  1,600mm thick. Weighing in at 7 tonnes each, these beams were delivered in complete sections all the way from Auckland. The resources required for a job of this specification are vast, specialised screws were sourced from Germany and the stainless steel skin for the pool was imported from the USA. With approximately 850 cubic meters of concrete within the foundations and 736,547L of water to fill the lap pool - this project was a labour of huge proportions. With our Services Coordinator on hand at the project for assessing challenges and sustaining quality in all manner of advanced services, the client was delivered a space that was functional, aesthetic and streamlined.