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Super scaffolding for West Wave refurbishment

Super scaffolding for West Wave refurbishment

The largest freestanding scaffolding in Auckland has been erected at Waitakere City’s West Wave Aquatic Centre for the $1.2m refurbishment of its original pool areas, built for the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Erecting the 28,400 cubic metre structure has been one of the largest indoor scaffolding jobs ever undertaken by the Henderson-based contractors, Acrow Ltd. The company employed 14 local people to erect the 93 tonne of scaffolding, which took a week to assemble.

The project also has a spotless health and safety record. Not so much as a sticking plaster was handed out during the 1840 man hours required to erect the structure.

The refurbishment will include removing old ceiling panels and installing a new suspended ceiling, removing and replacing old tiles in the dive pool, high pressure waterblasting of paintwork, repainting and acid-washing of all surfaces.

The refurbishment project is expected to be complete by June. In the meantime the new leisure pool and hydroslide is open and the wave pool is available for water walking and lap swimming at designated times. For more information, phone West Wave on 835-0768 or visit the Waitakere City Council website http:// http://www.waitakere.govt.nz

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