EA Networks Centre

Powell Fenwick designed the structure and all services for this new sports centre and aquatic facility in Ashburton completed in 2015. This 8,000m2 multi-discipline complex combines indoor netball courts, an aquatic centre, gymnasium and cafe into a single state-of-the-art building that will reflect the growth in the district and its commitment to leisure and community facilities.

Situated on an old terrace along the Ashburton river, the facility will service the recreational needs of the community and is the first step toward developing a recreation precinct master plan complete with outdoor cricket, hockey and rugby pitches.

The simple concept of a single linear space, that houses stadium use at one end and aquatic facilities at the other, provides a cost effect solution and allows the facility to expand in future.