08 Nov Watsons Bay Baths Refurbishment
Complete refurbishment of the Watsons Bay ocean baths.
This included demolition and installation of new structure including; piles, shark net, precast and in-situ concrete, architectural balustrades, floating pontoon and a fixed aluminium disabled access ramp.
SMC undertook the partial demolition of the old central boardwalk and archways to allow for a wider boardwalk and better views across the harbour. This included the construction of the new Olympic sized lap pool with two floating turning boards / sunbathing pontoons surrounded by a secure shark netting. Installation of the new pontoon boardwalk which protects the marine ecology environment by reducing the need for swimmers to walk over the seagrass.
Details of any Innovations or extra value for money:
- SMC played an integral role in design development, installing a unique product within tight time constraints.
- Design and installation of shark net with new design utilising custom smaller panels.
- Installation of Australia’s first deep water wheelchair access pontoon to a tidal pool.
Client: Woollahra Council