Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre wins national awards

Hawke’s Bay’s newest aquatic centre took home first place at the 2023 Property Industry Awards in Auckland last month.

This year the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre has taken out two national construction project awards with its construction project partner, Apollo Projects.

The centre, operated by the Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust, won the premier Excellence and Best in Category award for Tourism and Leisure Projects at the 2023 Property Council NZ Industry Awards. This was in addition to having received a Gold Award at the 2023 Master Builders’ Association Commercial Project Awards earlier this year.

The $32 million Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre is one of only a few 50m Fina world and Olympic pools in New Zealand.

Property Council chief executive Leonie Freeman said awarding the aquatic centre’s excellence and best-in-category win was based not only on measuring a financial return, but on the positive community impact of the facility.

“Overall, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre is an impressive facility that delivers on all these measures and is sure to attract visitors from all over the region and further afield. Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply looking for a fun day out, this facility has something for everyone,” she said.

Apollo Projects co-founder Paul Lloyd said the regional aquatic centre was already regarded as New Zealand’s premier aquatic facility and was a testament to the determination of some incredible people and the community within which it was built.

“Everyone, from the client to the designers and sub-contractors, and all the team at Apollo, are hugely proud of what has been achieved. It really shows what can be achieved with a no-excuses attitude,” Llyod said.


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today. Click here to read the full article.


For more information visit the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre website.