Marlborough Aquatic Centre - Blenheim

Marlborough Aquatic Centre - Blenheim

To replace existing antiquated and deteriorating outdoor swimming pool with a state of the art aquatic facility.


Marlborough Stadium Trust.




Combined with Marlborough Stadium 2000 to create one multi-sport venue. Opened July 2011.


Aquatic facilities accredited "Pool Safe" Stadium school accredited Quality Assured by Swim NZ, Awarded "Outstanding Recreation Facility" by NZ Recreation Association, NZ Institute of Architects winner of "Public Architecture" award, Nelson / Marlborough

Project Details

7 pools including:

25m x 10 lane FINA accredited competition pool

25m indoor lap pool

25m leisure pool with toddler's pool and rapid river

25m x 3 lane outdoor lap pool

Outdoor children's pool

Learn to swim pool

Sauna and steam, spa/hydrotherapy pool

Extensive changing facilities

New and larger improved commercial fitness centre with aerobics, cardio, weights, studio

Extra cafe

APL's contribution

From concept to current operation

Established working committee 

Consulted all users within the community

Undertook nationwide study of similar facilities

Undertook preliminary design and feasibility study

Appointed design team

Project managed design and construction

Identified, selected, purchased and installed all sports equipment

Negotiated various commercial leases

Chair of Marlborough Stadium Trust.