Apollo Projects appointed to rebuild Naenae Pool

We can’t wait to take our aquatics centre expertise to Lower Hutt in the New Year, as we begin designing and building the new Naenae Pool.

Hutt City Council has appointed Apollo Projects to deliver the complex, making sure it is an innovative, energy-efficient facility that is tailored to the community’s needs.

The multi-million dollar project will see the return of an Olympic-sized swimming pool to Naenae, after the previous one closed in 2019.

Director Paul Lloyd says, “We’re thrilled to be leading this important work for the Council and Naenae community. Modern sports centres and swimming pools are a real specialty of our team, and we’re delighted to be involved.”

Apollo Projects routinely uses local businesses to help deliver construction projects, and the Naenae Pool rebuild will be no exception. We will be aiming for 80 per cent of the work to go to local subcontractors, ensuring the community can share in the project’s economic benefits, Paul says.

Naenae’s new swimming pool will join a long list of quality aquatic facilities that Apollo has completed, including Auckland’s SwimTastic swim school, the newly opened Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool in Christchurch, and the award-winning Taiora: QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

Apollo is also currently building the Stratford Aquatic Centre, Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre, and Gisborne’s Kiwa Pools.

Hutt City Council Director of Neighbourhoods Andrea Blackwell says the Council is pleased to have brought Apollo on board for the NaeNae project.

“This is another big step towards returning a pool to Naenae, so that people in the Hutt and across the region can enjoy the use of an Olympic size swimming pool,” she says.

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