Work to start on Cam­bridge pool

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Waipa District Council is div­ing into the new $16.5 mil­lion Cam­bridge pool up­grade, with con­struc­tion due to be­gin mid2018.

The ex­ist­ing pool is closed from Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 26 and the fin­ished pool is due to open late 2019.

Council staff has been work­ing with ar­chi­tects and con­trac­tors on de­tails of the build­ing and the en­trance way on Wil­liamson St.

Pro­ject man­ager Lor­raine Ken­drick said the street de­sign was vi­tal to the pro­ject.

“We need easy ac­cess to the pool for all road users, in­clud­ing cy­clists and kids on bikes,” she said.

“But we also want to re­tain a wel­com­ing and at­trac­tive street for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

“We know how in­vested the com­mu­nity is in this fa­cil­ity and we’re ex­cited to be get­ting to the point where ev­ery­one can see phys­i­cal progress of the build­ing start­ing to take shape.”

Lat­est im­ages of the pool com­plex and plans for Wil­liamson St show how traf­fic, pedes­tri­ans, cy­clists and mo­bil­ity scoot­ers will be ac­com­mo­dated.

The street de­sign in­cludes un­der­ground power, an­gle car park­ing, wide shared paths, new tree plant­ing, raised pedes­trian ramps and a new bus stop. Work will be­gin on the de­tailed de­sign phase this month.

“De­tailed de­sign means get­ting down to the real nuts and bolts of the pro­ject. It’s when we choose ev­ery­thing from the splash pad equip­ment to what towel hooks will be in the chang­ing rooms and it’s when we place or­ders for all the equip­ment that needs to be sourced from over­seas, like pool pumps and fil­ters.”

■ Keep up to date with the pro­ject at­jor­pro­jects

Con­cept im­age of the new Cam­bridge Pool.

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