Below is the draft concept design for the Kensington Community Aquatic and Recreation Centre (previously known as the Kensington Community Recreation Centre) that was presented for community consultation from September to October 2019. This version of the design was developed from the first phase of consultation, which took place in early 2019.
The draft design highlights features that responded to feedback we heard, with more flexible spaces, additional multipurpose courts and an improved pool. As part of our commitment to tackling climate change and reducing our emissions, the centre was also designed with a number of sustainability features.
The draft design included:
a new green wall
water conservation measures
efficient heating and cooling systems
This draft concept design was released for public consultation from 2 September to 4 October 2019. Since then the design has been updated based on feedback we heard. See the updated Working Design (PDF 1013.78KB) from September 2020.
Interactive concept design
Watch a fly-through to learn more about the draft building design for the Kensington Recreation Centre (September 2019).
Features included as part of the draft design (September 2019)
New 25 metre pool
disability access ramp into the pool
additional swim lane
new filtration and water treatment system
new pool equipment to ensure consistent water temperature
new water play area
modern and family friendly wet area change rooms
Three full-sized multipurpose courts
modern dry change areas for court users
four metre run-off areas around the court and eight metres between courts
more flexible spaces suitable for a range of classes and community uses
additional bike parking.
Green wall along the Altona Street frontage
large array of solar panels that will generate the bulk of electricity for the centre
external shading to conserve energy
double glazing on windows and doors
building designed to promote access to views, daylight and natural ventilation
water sensitive design and water conservation measures
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