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Albany Stadium Pool design team announced

Albany Stadium Pool design team announced
November 26, 2013

Auckland Council has selected its key partners to design the new Albany Stadium Pool.

A consortia led by Creative Spaces won a competitive process to develop the design for the community pool, which is intended to open in 2016.

Auckland Council Manager Leisure Rob McGee "we were fortunate to receive some impressive proposals from a strong grouping of participants.

"Of all the teams we felt that the Creative Spaces led team offered the best opportunity to hit the ground running with a team and approach tailored to the project.

"The Albany Stadium Pool project will be a unique proposition for Auckland Council's pool and leisure facilities, and we felt this team really understood the challenge and had the talent to respond to it in a positive manner."

The consortia's experience covers a variety of major aquatic projects around Auckland.

Upper Harbour Local Board Chairperson Brian Neeson says the appointment of the design team is an exciting step forward in the pool project.

Neeson added "the announcement of the design team is a long-awaited milestone for the pool.

"The organisations involved have a wealth of experience in pools and the Albany precinct and we look forward to working with them on this very unique community pool."

The consortia include the following organisations:

Creative Spaces Ltd (project lead, architecture and interiors)
Holmes Consulting Group (structural design)
Harrison Grierson (civil engineering and surveying)
OPUS International Consultants Ltd (building services)
Meredith Solutions (building services)
Geoconsult Ltd (geotechnical investigation and reporting)
Crossfire Ltd (fire design)
Earcon Acoustics Ltd (acoustic engineering)
Bespoke Landscape Architects Ltd (landscape architects)
Watershed Group (facility management and operations)

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