Apollo Projects was successfully appointed by Christchurch City Council (CCC), to facilitate the design and build of the new Norman Kirk Memorial Pool in Lyttelton, after the original facility was destroyed in the Canterbury earthquakes. Completed in February 2015, the facility reinstatement includes a new 25m long x 13m wide pool with accessibility ramp. With stunning vistas over Lyttelton Harbour, the aquatics facility also contains the office/reception, amenities and changing facilities, as well as new retaining walls and enhanced landscaping.
The state-of-the-art stainless steel pool with PVC membrane eliminates many of the problems commonly associated with pool construction such as deterioration, cracking and joint failure, and is ideal for poor ground conditions or areas with potential ground movement. The filtration system for the main pool is world leading and does not require a balance tank or backwash tank, requires less plant room space, uses significantly less water during backwashing and provides exceptional water quality. The faster installation timeframes can save upwards of two months over a typical concrete based pool.
Apollo’s design and build proficiency combined with specialist aquatic project delivery experience and expertise has resulted in an outstanding finished project for the CCC with world–leading technology.