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Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre: Strong focus on sustainability

Due for completion in 2024, the new Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre in Wellington is New Zealand’s first Greenstar Five rated aquatic centre.

While a much-loved part of the Naenae community since the 1950s, the original structure, heated by natural gas, was a major contributor to greenhouse emissions.

The new pool will reduce emissions by nearly half. In addition, improved thermal efficiency and more efficient energy and water use will help reduce demand on existing infrastructure, and lower actual operating costs.


As well as reduced site emissions during operation, criteria considered in the Greenstar rating also included the indoor environment quality, lighting, fresh air, acoustics, and temperature - as well as management of the building project. In other words, it has been recognised not only for how it was designed, but also for how it was built.


90% of all building materials were either recycled or reused, saving more than 13,000 tonnes of scrap metal and concrete from landfill. An example of this is the concrete from the old pool and bleachers, which was crushed on site and used to fill the pool void.


Lattey Group were engaged to provide a range of precast components for the project, included precast columns, flat slabs, architectural panels and stairs. Our manufacturing versatility enabled us to offer an all encompassing solution in this area, with supply from our Levin precast plant.


When completed, the complex will provide a 50 metre Olympic pool, a leisure pool and children’s splash pool, a birthday party room, outdoor space, two hydroslides and a fitness gym. It will be a significant community asset for local residents, as well as schools and sports clubs across the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington region.


The project is part of a wider plan to revitalise the Naenae town centre and local economy, and a another step forward for Hutt City Council and their goal to be carbon zero by 2050.


Learn more about our precast capability here.



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