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Parramatta Aquatic Centre

Sensitively integrating essential leisure facilities into park landscape

  • 50M

    Outdoor Pool

  • 25M

    Indoor Pool

  • Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales

Developing a much-needed leisure centre for the community of Parramatta

The growing population in Sydney’s west, saw the City of Parramatta undertaking redevelopment in the May’s Hill precinct. The old War Memorial Swimming Centre was demolished in 2017 and a new aquatic centre was required. The vision for the project creates a new 50m outdoor pool, 25m indoor pool, learn to swim amenities, café, fitness centre and car parking for visitors.

The sensitive integration of the facility within the parkland setting resulted in the development being set down into the topography to allow the significant landscaped views to be maintained. The striking design defined by a central ring enables the 50m pool to be observed from the park’s walkways. The lower level indoor pools enjoy uninterrupted views of the central pool.

Stantec is engaged to provide all engineering disciplines including Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, ESD, Acoustic, Fire Protection & Fire Engineering. We explored various sustainable initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and solar energy systems as part of a fully coordinated design in REVIT. 

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Grimshaw
Meet Our Team

David Steblina, Hydraulics Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

The most successful projects are those where the team have a common cause and listen to the needs of the client.
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Renata Tracey, Civil Section Manager, Associate

I am dedicated to carrying out the project process with as much ease as possible through prediction and management of project challenges.
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Jean Paul Kirkland, Specialist Lighting Project Engineer

I feel at home on any lighting assignment and provide comprehensive outcomes by balancing creative and technical lighting design solutions.
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Steven Brims, Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

My knowledge in design and installations helps clients with cost effective solutions that consider efficient life cycle electrical design.
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Le Han Tan, Sustainability Project Engineer

I am motivated to deliver optimal sustainability outcomes for each project while accounting for unique aspirations and constraints.
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Theodore Mirabile, Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

I develop electrical services design with stakeholders in a way that meets project requirements and complements the built form.
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Grant Backhouse, Senior Fire Protection Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

I combine my contractor and consulting experience to implement the latest fire protection systems technology.
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David Steblina

Hydraulics Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

Renata Tracey

Civil Section Manager, Associate

Jean Paul Kirkland

Specialist Lighting Project Engineer

Steven Brims

Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

Le Han Tan

Sustainability Project Engineer

Theodore Mirabile

Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

Grant Backhouse

Senior Fire Protection Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

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