SMEC South Africa’s was appointed to restore the Arthur Nathan Swimming Pool, built in 1906 and closed since the 1990s, to its former glory. SMEC is responsible for the total revitalisation, pool upgrade and heritage compliance of the pool.
After SMEC obtained the requisite permits, construction commenced in early 2016 and will be complete by December 2017.
This flagship refurbishment project involves upgrading the main entrance building of the Arthur Nathan Pool Complex. In addition, the design of a canopy on the northern side of the pool must echo the design of the existing main building on the southern side.
The pool’s filtration system and attendant pipework will also be upgraded. The pool will have a rim-flow system to allow for the return water to flow back to the filtration plant. This will require major alterations to the existing pool edge, as well as substantial pipework to and from the filtration plant.
New changing and ablution facilities will be built, as well as landscaping and refurbishment of the existing kiosk facilities.
The complex has received national historical accreditation, meaning any building upgrades must be vetted by the South African Heritage Resources Agency. In addition, work must be overseen by the Free State Heritage Agency.
- South Africa
- Technical Area:
- Built Environment
- Mangaung Metro Municipality