This project consists of alterations to the Monash Doug Ellis Pool in order to improve the amenity of the facility and enhance its public presence within Monash University’s Clayton Campus. A key component of this work included a new 1800 square meter, pre-fabricated roof with fully integrated services. Pre-fabrication was employed as the construction methodology in part to deal with very tight program requirements, but also to mitigate the risk of damage to the existing pools below during construction. It is also an effective means of dealing with quality control and OH&S issues associated with high level roof and ceilings.
The project resulted in a vastly improved internal pool environment including, HVAC and services upgrade, acoustic performance, increase in natural light, thermal improvement and glare control for safety.
Externally, a screen element has been employed to consolidate the overall appearance of the facility. It also contributes to the aspirations of the Monash University Masterplan and the broader context of the precinct.