A big splash for the Craigieburn community*

The Peddle Thorp-designed Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre in Craigieburn is now in full swing, after opening in October 2017.

This regional aquatic centre has broken new ground in design with its iconic roof profile.

The distinctive design can be seen from every angle, as there is no back to the complex.

Design director Peter Brook said Peddle Thorp focuses on the importance of these centres in the life of the community.

He said designing such a complex was always a challenge and there has been a clear priority in environmental sustainability.

“We have helped to build an asset for the entire community.
“It will be an important part of people’s lives and every aspect requires special design care and great attention to detail.

“Peddle Thorp now has an enviable record across Australia for aquatic and community centres. Craigieburn has set the bar even higher.

“Peddle Thorp has designed a complex that will serve the growing Craigieburn community for generations to come.

“We are immensely proud of this work.”

Peddle Thorp is an Australian-based architecture, interior design, and urban planning firm, with offices located in Melbourne, Victoria, in Asia and in the Middle East.

The $48.5 million complex now hosts a range of programs and activities and caters for people of all ages and abilities, including:

  • a 50-metre pool
  • toddler and learn to swim pools
  • leisure, warm-water pools
  • a program pool, spa, sauna and steam room
  • waterslides
  • gymnasium and group fitness rooms and
  • cafes and reception areas.

The building is now part of an extensive 12-hectare park that will include a regional athletics track, a war memorial, event space and passive park areas, pathways and playspaces and accessible playground, along with car parking and landscaping.

There are also two water slides 14 metres off the ground – the turbo twist which carries up to two people in a raft over 130 metres, and the viper which is a single-person body slide.

*Copy supplied by Peddle Thorpe