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$10 million Upgrade of the Emerald Aquatic Centre

During construction J.H. Cockerell were engaged by Council as the Contract’s Superintendent and to also provide quality control inspections for work they designed which included the following:

    • 50m x 25m fully tiled swimming pool
    • 19m x 13m Splashpad
    • 15.5m x 7.5m fully tiled and heated indoor learn to swim pool
    • Shade structures to both the 50m pool and Splashpad
    • Plant rooms and storage facilities
    • Swim Club and Control Room
    • Covered picnic shelters

In December 2013, the completed Upgrade of Emerald Aquatic Centre was opened to the public.

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New $9 million Gatton Aquatic Centre

In February 2011, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council appointed J.H. Cockerell as the Project Manager and Specialist Pool Engineer for the design of a new Aquatic Centre at the Gatton Showgrounds. Fulton Trotter were appointed as Architects for the Project:

    • 50m x 25m fully tiled and heated swimming pool
    • Shade structures to both ends of the 50m swimming pool
    • 15.7m x 8.3m fully tiled and heated indoor learn to swim pool
    • Amenities Building
    • Learn to swim plant room and storage facilities
    • 50m swimming pool plant room and storage facilities
    • Kiosk with 20m x 20m outdoor covered area
    • Club house and Control room

On August 19, 2013 Douglas Construction and Engineering took possession of a section of the Gatton Showground site, having been awarded a contract by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council to construct the new Aquatic Centre which will form part of the Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Alpha War Memorial Pool Complex

Between February and May 2014, JHC worked with the Barcaldine Regional Council to design and document a new 25m x 16m Pool and associated Plant Room for the Alpha War Memorial Pool Complex. The existing 40 year old 25 metre swimming pool is being replaced with a modern wetdeck pool that will be enjoyed by the Alpha community for the next 50 years.

In August, 2014 Hutchinson Builders took possession of Alpha War Memorial Pool Complex, having been awarded a contract by the Barcaldine Regional Council to construct a new 25m x 16m Pool and associated Plant Room. Council’s Engineer has been appointed as the Contract’s Superintendent and he will also oversee quality control during construction. J.H. Cockerell has been commissioned by Council to provide their Engineer with technical support and carry out site inspections with him at critical phases of the contract’s execution.

Upgrade of the Springsure’s 25m Pool

Having completed documentation for raising the walls and replacing the concourse on Springsure’s 40 to 50 year old 25 metre pool, J.H. Cockerell were commissioned by the Central Highlands Regional Council to provide site construction services. In June 2014, Technical Contracting Solutions were awarded a contract for the Upgrade.

At the start of October 2014, when all work on the Upgrade had been completed, residents in and around Springsure were thrilled to have what looked like a new pool to start the swimming season.

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Condition Reports

In May 2014, J.H. Cockerell undertook comprehensive audits on the 4 existing pools and associated water treatment plants at the Cleveland Aquatic Centre. Included in the audit were recommendations and costings for required remedial work. A power point presentation of the audit was made to Councillors.

In May 2014, J.H. Cockerell inspected and provided Council with advice on remedial work required for damaged tiles to Gladstone’s 50 metre pool.

In August 2014, J.H. Cockerell inspected the 25 metre indoor pool at Moranbah and the 50 metre pool at Middlemount for the Isaac Regional Council and provided advice on required remedial work.

Redevelopment of the Hughenden Memorial Swimming Pool

In October, 2014, J.H. Cockerell were appointed by the Flinders Shire Council to develop and cost Concept Plans for the Redevelopment of the Hughenden Memorial Swimming Pool in conjunction with Tippett Schrock Architects.

Local Buy

The Local Government Regulation 2012 stipulates certain requirements of Councils when entering into Contracts. Through “Local Buy” a Local Government may enter into a contract without first inviting written quotes or going out to Tender.

In October 2014, J. H. Cockerell Pty Ltd was pleased to announce their appointment to Local Buy’s Planning, Design & Architectural Consultancy Services – Contract BUS 245-0314. Under Planning, Design & Architectural Consultancy services, J.H. Cockerell has been awarded the following categories:

    • Planning – Infrastructure Planning
    • Design – Urban, Rural and Regional

Through Local Buy, J.H. Cockerell can now offer Councils the following services for their new and existing Aquatic Centres;

    • Infrastructure Planning and Management
    • Design and Documentation
    • Construction Quality Control
    • Technical Audits of Existing Facilities

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In November 2014, J. H. Cockerell Pty Ltd was pleased to announce their appointment to Local Buy’s Engineering Consultancy Services – Contract BUS 226-0212.
Through Local Buy, J.H. Cockerell can now offer Councils Structural Engineering Services for their new and existing Aquatic Centres.
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