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Ascot Vale Leisure Centre

Ascot Vale Leisure Centre


Ascot Vale, VIC


Moonee Valley City Council


Mantric Architecture


Mantric Architecture

Contract Type

Construct Only


Project value


Months to build




  • Live Operating Environment
  • Restrictive Site Access
  • Existing Structure Works
  • Upgrades to Existing Services
  • Specialist Aquatic Trades and Project Elements

As a result of much research and investigation work, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre was identified as needing a major upgrade to the existing 25m pool and the addition of a dedicated leisure water zone.

The works in this project consisted of partially demolishing the existing 25m pool and rebuilding with additional lanes; the construction of a new leisure area with water play equipment; and major upgrade works to the HVAC system including new units, ductwork, and a new building management system for the centre. Concourse finishes and bathroom areas were also refurbished as part of the project.

What initially seemed a simple project to the client, became highly complex due to the limited access into the existing pool hall and the necessity to maintain continual operations in all other areas – including the adjacent warm water and learn to swim pools. Another major challenge was dealing with the latent conditions associated with the existing pool shell – various methods had to be utilised to repair the old weakened concrete.


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