Bold Park Aquatic is now nearing tender time, and we should hopefully see some construction begin within 3 months. It’s a very exciting time at Donovan Payne as we are gearing up to take on more new sustainable technologies.

Bold Park Aquatic Centre will be a major improvement over the current centre, with an all-new 10 lane 50 metre pool; a warmer all-weather leisure pool; creche and multi-purpose room; and local cafe.

The pools will be heated by an all-new solar hot water array, significantly reducing operating costs over the next 30 years. Donovan Payne has put the focus on sustainable materials, and will be using extensive amounts of Radiata Pine Glulam and Hoop Pine plywood in the design. These fast-growth species are certified by the Forestry Sustainability Council, and are regularly replanted to ensure that we are protecting our forests.

The design will maximize natural ventilation and natural light, so that the centre’s running costs can be kept as low as possible, and we will be naturally soaking out the rainwater on site to prevent storm-water erosion on our coastlines.  Passive solar orientation will ensure the building uses less air conditioning energy

Most importantly, the centre will have increased facilities for the local community.  The pools will both have disabled ramp access, and we have significantly increase the number of family and accessible bathrooms in the complex.  Building thresholds have been removed for good wheelchair access throughout.