There are plenty of ways to enjoy getting wet at WaterMarc, the new Aquatic and Fitness Centre at Greensborough in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. This state of the art community facility has been delivered by ADCO Constructions on behalf of Banyule City.

Council and features Australia’s first Tantrum Alley waterslide. The project represents one of the largest and most important community developments completed in the Greensborough area. WaterMarc provides the local community with a number of different swimming options including a 50m competition standard pool, a learn to swim pool, toddler pool and hydrotherapy pool. Extensive fitness areas have also been provided including a fully equipped gymnasium and multiple fitness program rooms. Back of house facilities include change rooms, meeting rooms, a crèche and a cafe.

The facility will be utilised by many local community groups for activities such as learn ~o swim classes, school swimming carnivals, aquatic exercise classes and rehabilitation programs. As well as meeting these community needs the active water spaces, including the Tantrum Alley) waterslide, provide a major source of entertainment for the kids. WaterMarc will be managed by Belgravia Leisure on behalf of Banyule Council with expectations of over 750,000 visits to the facility per annum.

ADCO’s team commenced the $45 million project in November 2010 and successfully managed the significant technical challenges associated with a project of this scale. The project was completed on time for its scheduled opening in September 2012. The striking design by Architects Peddle Thorp utilises natural light and bright colours to provide an open and welcoming feel. Extensive use of timber in the lobby areas has created a unique high quality entry statement.

WaterMarc represents the latest in a range of successful aquatic projects on time delivery and is recognised as an industry best practice builder completed b)’ ADCO. Recent notable projects include Maribyrnong and Bay fit Aquatic and Fitness centres in Melbourne as well as the Knox Grammar and Kincoppal School Aquatic Centres in Sydney. These quality projects have established ADCO as one of the leading national contractors in the delivery of aquatic and fitness facilities. ADCO has also recent!)’ been appointed as the contractor for the new $25 million Hawthorn Leisure and Aquatic Centre on behalf of Boroondara Council, the $40 million Frankston Aquatic Centre for Frankston City Council, the $25 million Gungahlin Leisure and Aquatic Centre for ACT Government and the $23 million Hornsby Aquatic Centre for Hornsby Shire Council in Sydney further enhancing their reputation in this sector.

This year ADCO celebrates 40 years in the construction industry. The group has over $800 million of projects currently under construction, serviced from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. ADCO has a reputation for quality on time delivery and is recognised as an industry best practice builder across the country.

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