Brimbank Council has released early designs for the Australian-first health and wellbeing hub set to replace the St Albans Leisure Centre.
The schematic designs – part of the early design phase – will now be used to provide the basis for further investigation and detail development of the project.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Lucinda Congreve said the health and wellbeing hub would be an outstanding, beautiful and modern facility – an oasis for the people of Brimbank.
“We’re so excited to reveal this first look at early designs for the brand new health and wellbeing hub we’re building in Keilor Downs.
“This is the exciting new hub that will replace the old and tired St Albans Leisure Centre.
“The designs look absolutely amazing!
“The view from Taylors Road will be phenomenal and will transform the area.
“From the outside, the building’s appearance and shape has taken inspiration from the iconic and strong form of the Organ Pipes rock formation which can be found in Brimbank.
“The public forecourt will be a green, shaded and welcoming place to meet.
“But it’s what going on inside that we’re really excited about,” Cr Congreve said.
The world-class health and wellbeing hub will include:
- Two massive water slides that will be visible from the outside of the building
- A 50m, ten lane competition pool with all abilities access
- A leisure and learn to swim pool
- A warm water program pool with adjoining spas
- An amazing splash pad, play unit for the kids
- Both dry and steam saunas
- A state-of-the-art gym with 24-hour access
- Group fitness/program rooms
- A wellness centre
- A community program room.
There will also be a café and wet and dry change rooms - including all-important family change rooms.
“The aquatic and leisure facilities, alongside a range of preventative health, education and social services to be delivered by co-located tenants under the same roof is what will set this hub apart from others – making the hub an Australian-first,” Cr Congreve said.
St Albans Leisure Centre will close in April 2020, and shortly after that construction on the new centre will start. Updates will be provided as the project progresses. Keep up to date at our Brimbank Health and Wellness Hub page.