Yawa Aquatic Centre
Agrob Buchtal Tiles Yawa Aquatic Centre
Agrob Buchtal Tiles Yawa Aquatic Centre
Agrob Buchtal Tiles Yawa Aquatic Centre
Agrob Buchtal Tiles Yawa Aquatic Centre

Yawa Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Facility

The recently unveiled Yawa Aquatic Centre stands as a pivotal addition to the Mornington Peninsula and its community. Boasting an impressive array of amenities, the center includes an indoor 50-meter competition pool, a dedicated learn-to-swim pool, a warm water program pool, and an aqua play/splash deck. Additionally, it features a wellness center and a gymnasium. Complementing these facilities are conveniences like a cafe and specialized change rooms catering to school groups and families alike.

Prominent features of the design place a significant focus on environmental sustainability, aiming to enhance efficiency throughout the building. The aquatic center showcases a notable installation of solar panels, strategically maximizing their number while ensuring safe roof access and maintaining symmetry. This deliberate approach not only minimizes the center’s environmental footprint but also mitigates greenhouse emissions and lowers energy consumption.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council  awarded the $35.82 million contract for the construction of the Yawa (Rosebud) Aquatic Centre. After careful consideration of five tender submissions, the council voted to grant the contract to Buxton Constructions during its open Council meeting on Monday 24 June. Acting as the principal consultant, Peddle Thorp oversaw a team of sub-consultants responsible for the design, project documentation, and coordination of the aquatic center’s construction. Upon their appointment, Councillor Bryan Payne highlighted that the Shire’s tender evaluation panel deemed Peddle Thorp to be the most experienced and capable firm for the specified services. Out of nine firms submitting tenders, Peddle Thorp’s extensive track record, including the design of notable sports and swimming centers like the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), made them stand out as the preferred choice.

Peddle Thorp opted for tiles from a 260-year-old German ceramic manufacturer for the project. These tiles were used in various areas, including the main 50m2 pool, the Learn To Swim Pool with an adjoining program pool and spa connected by a ramp, and the changing room areas. In aquatic projects, factors like cleanability and slip resistance are crucial in tile selections, often requiring a trade-off. However, with the Agrob Bucthal Chroma and Plural pool tiles range, there is no need to compromise. These tiles come equipped with Hytect easy-clean anti-bacterial surface coating, ensuring both cleanliness and slip resistance are maintained without sacrificing one for the other.

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