The Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, transformed by NBRS Architecture, and constructed by Cockram, is a new, inclusive, community minded aquatic facility in Lidcombe, Sydney. The site was comprehensively renewed to create a state-of-the-art centre that respects the historic, social and aesthetic significance of the original fabric. Integrated landscaped areas express strong geometries and provide family friendly recreation areas. The aquatic centres predecessor, the Auburn Pool, which opened in 1959 had become severely degraded and required rejuvenation to satisfy industry standards and to meet the growing needs of the community for years to come.
The centre features outdoor 50m and 25m lap pool, springboard diving, an interactive water play area and an extensive surrounding concourse with spectator grandstand. The indoor facility includes a 25m lap pool, family leisure pool and program pool.
Peneseal FH was selected to provide long term protection to the exposed concrete surrounding the pools and water play areas. Exposed to water and chemical ingress, Peneseal FH provides long term protection to the concrete without changing its appearance.
Penebar SW-55 was installed to all construction joints in and around the pool build and to any area where protection from water ingress was required.
Builder: Cockram Constructions
Engineer: ABC Consultants
Architect: NBRS + Partners