The project

The project involved the demolition of the existing Goulburn Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and the construction of a new two-storey building. The ground floor of the building contains pool areas, amenities, gym, staff administration areas, and a café. Level 1 of the building contains two mechanical plant rooms.

The centres facilities include a heated indoor 25 metre pool with ramp access, heated indoor baby and toddler pool (with disabled access), seasonal outdoor 50 metre Olympic pool, seasonal UV covered outdoor toddler pool, half sized basketball courts, children's playground and a Health and Fitness centre.

Our solution

The Warringtonfire Canberra fire safety engineering team developed a performance solution that permitted the pool area to incorporate an extended travel distance between alternative exits. The extended travel distances were assessed on the basis of that pool areas containing low fuel loads, exits and evacuation routes are distributed so that occupants can always move in the opposite direction to an alternative exit in the event that one exit is obstructed, the building is provided with smoke detection and a building occupant warning system to alert occupants during the early stages of fire development and emergency lighting and exit signage.

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