Skip to main content

Coastlands Aquatic Centre

CENTRAL REGION

The new swimming pool complex of Coastlands Aquatic Centre has been recently opened in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.

The centre has been designed to provide both sports facilities suitable for athletes and a recreation opportunity for the whole community.

The complex is also equipped with; a toddlers’ pool with water features; a learners’ pool; a lap pool; a hydro slide and a hydro massage pool and sauna.

In line with Kapiti Coast District Council strong environmental sustainability principles, the project of Coastlands Aquatic Centre includes many energy-saving design features, among which for example the special translucent foil-roof, which lets in natural light and contributes to substantially reduce heating and lighting costs.

The mechanical services involved a combination of air and water systems providing heating and ventilation to the building. Heating water to the aquatic centre is provided by a gas fired hot water boiler and an air to air heat pump. The boiler provides boost heating to the building as a secondary heat source.

Attention has been given to heat recovery throughout the building system utilising heat exchangers in the pools, heat recovery from the AHU radiators via the exhaust air and from the refrigeration processes.

Domestic hot water is electrically heated and supplemented via a heat exchanger.

Due the corrosive environment of swimming pools special thought had to be put into the types of equipment and fixings used.

Seismic compliance is to the current NZ Standard.

The Coastlands Aquatic Centre is another high end, high quality project completed by the Aquaheat Wellington Team.

Back to

Key Facts

Mechanical Value$1.1 Million
Completion DateFebruary 2015
LocationKapiti Coast, Wellington
DescriptionNew Aquatic Centre
ConsultantLHT Design
ArchitectASC Architects
BuilderMainzeal Construction
HVAC DescriptionMechanical Services