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Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre

The Challenges

Helping to realise a 30-year dream for the Armadale community, Bondor was involved in the construction of the new Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre following the demolition of the former aquatic centre.  

Donavan & Payne Architects and PS Structures Builders were tasked with overseeing the project and needed a credible supplier to provide an appropriate insulated roofing panel suitable for a building containing large quantities of water. Aquatic centres are exposed to a high level of moisture are more susceptible to corrosion and, subsequently, damage to the building’s structural integrity.

The Solution

Bondor worked closely with Donovan & Payne Architects to achieve the aesthetics of the roof, whilst over-achieving on the R-Value and structure.  

Structural steel framework formed the main pool and wet side facility structural solution, consisting of column and beam braced frame with long span truss members providing clearance over the pools. Bondor specified 200mm SolarSpan® Insulated roofing panel with BlueScope ColorBond Basalt in colour. The SolarSpan® panel helped with structural support due to its long spanning capacity while achieving R-Value 5.4.  

Roofing contractor Adesa Services worked with PS Structures Builders to supply and install the SolarSpan® roof panels, together with Danpalon roof light sheets. The all-in-one SolarSpan® insulated roofing solution offered a ceiling, insulation and roof sheet in one product for the aquatic centre, for ease of installation and optimal thermal and build efficiency.  

The 4600m2 roof was installed with Bondor’s patent SecureLap® system for joining panels, chosen for its low cost, simplistic and fast approach to connecting low pitch long panel roof runs over one purlin. SecureLap® combines watertight security with long spanning capacity to eliminate the potential for corrosion in the long-term.  

The centre reopened to the public in March 2019 featuring a geothermally heated indoor pool, 50m outdoor pool, covered leisure and program pools, a zero-depth splash pad, crèche, cafe and a wellness suite with spa, sauna and steam room.