Craigie Refurbishment

In June 2021, Joondalup Council approved the building tender for the $8.7 million Craigie Leisure Centre refurbishment project. The decision by Council means that Craigie Leisure Centre will now commence working with the builder, with construction likely to commence in August 2021.

Floor Plan - Craigie Leisure Centre Refurbishment

Floor Plan - Stage 1 - Craigie Leisure Centre Refurbishment

Floor Plan - Stage 2 - Craigie Leisure Centre Refurbishment

STAGE 1
AUGUST 2021 – JANUARY 2022
Creche

Relocation and extension of the creche, with indoor and outdoor play areas.

Group Fitness Studio

Relocation and extension of the group fitness studio (from approximately 340m2 to 400m2), with improved audio-visual features.

Indoor Cycle Studio

Relocation and extension of the cycle studio (from approximately 25m2 to 75m2), with improved audio-visual features.

Carpark

Formalisation of the existing western overflow car park area and new additional car parking on the northern ring road..

STAGE 2
FEBRUARY 2022 – JANUARY 2023
Gym

Extension of the gym from 500m2 to 1,200m2. New and expanded gym changerooms and toilet area.

Changerooms

New and expanded gym changerooms and toilet area.

Wellness Studio

Relocation and extension of the wellness studio (from approximately 210m2 to 225m2), with improved audio-visual features.

Carpark

Main entry access road upgrades, pedestrian crossing upgrades and the addition of kiss and drive car bays.

FAQS
What areas of the facility will be refurbished?

The refurbishment will be completed in a two-stage process.

Stage 1 (August 2021 to January 2022)

  • Construction of the new and expanded creche.
  • Construction of the new and expanded group fitness studio.
  • Construction of the new and expanded indoor cycling studio.
  • Relocation of the staff room.
  • Formalisation of the existing western overflow carpark area and new additional car parking on the northern ring road.

Stage 2 (February 2022 to January 2023)

  • Extension of the gym.
  • Construction of the new and expanded gym changeroom and toilet area.
  • Construction of the new and expanded wellness studio.
  • Main entry access road upgrades, pedestrian crossing upgrades and addition of kiss and drive car bays.

The centre will maintain full operations during stage 1 and stage 2 of construction, with temporary changes to health and fitness facilities currently being finalised.

When will construction commence?

Construction will be completed in a two-stage process, designed to minimise impact to customers as much as possible. The estimated timelines are:

Stage 1 - August 2021 to January 2022
Stage 2 - February 2022 to January 2023

Following approval of the construction tender by Council in June 2021, the City will now commence working with the builder to confirm the commencement date for construction. This will be communicated to members and customers once it is known.

Will the centre remain open during construction?

The centre will maintain full operations during stage 1 and stage 2 of construction, with temporary changes to health and fitness facilities currently being finalised. Craigie Leisure Centre will endeavour to minimise impact on all members and user groups during construction and project updates will be communicated as the project commences.

What facilities will be impacted in Stage 1 (August 2021 to January 2022)?

Stage 1 Floor Plan - Craigie Leisure Centre Refurbishment

During Stage 1, the following areas will be unavailable,

  • Wellness Studio (due to construction of the new creche)
  • Function Room (due to construction of the new group fitness studio)
  • Staff Room (due to construction of the new indoor cycle studio)
  • Overflow Carpark (due to upgrade works)

Plans to relocate the RPM and Platinum Fitness classes (currently held in the Function Room), and group fitness classes (currently held in the Wellness Room) are being finalised, with more information to be communicated to members in July.

Under the temporary relocation, nearly all indoor cycling, platinum fitness and group fitness classes will be retained with minimal impact to members and customers.

The Gym, Group Fitness Studio, Creche and Main Carpark will continue to be available, as normal, during stage 1.

What facilities will be impacted in Stage 2 (February 2022 to January 2023)?

Stage 2 Floor Plan - Craigie Leisure Centre Refurbishment

During Stage 2, the following areas will be under construction,

  • Gym
  • Gym toilets
  • New Wellness Studio (in the place of the current Creche)

Plans to relocate the gym are being finalised and will be communicated to members prior to construction commencing in February 2022.

During stage 2, the new Group Fitness Studio, RPM Studio, Creche and overflow carpark will become available to members and customers.

What improvements are being made to the gym?

The gym will more than double in size, from approximately 500 m2 to 1,200 m2. The new gym will include,

  • Cardio area
  • Omnia equipment for small group classes
  • Larger stretching space
  • Cardio area
  • Free weights area
  • Running track
  • Health consult rooms

The layout of the equipment in the gym will be confirmed and communicated to members closer to the reopening in January 2023.

What improvements are being made to the gym changerooms?

The gym changerooms will include,

  • Six toilets and six showers.
  • Changeroom area.
  • Lockers.
  • Ironing station.
  • Hairdryers and straightening irons.

The gym will be extended into the current group fitness studio space.

What improvements are being to the group fitness studio?

The group fitness studio will increase from approximately 340 m2 to 400 m2 and will feature:

  • Increased class capacity.
  • Wooden flooring.
  • Improved audio-visual features, including screens.
  • Improved access to storage.

The new group fitness studio will be constructed in the place of the current Function Room and will be located next to the new creche, providing a more streamlined process for customers using the creche and fitness classes.

What improvements are being made to the creche?

The creche will feature,

  • Increased capacity.
  • Improved indoor play area.
  • Shaded outdoor play area.

The new creche will be constructed in the place of the current Wellness Studio and will be located next to the new group fitness studio, providing a more streamlined process for customers using the creche and fitness classes.

What improvements are being made to the RPM studio?

The RPM studio will increase from approximately 25 m2 to75 m2 and will feature,

  • Increased class capacity.
  • Wooden flooring.
  • Improved audio-visual features, including virtual screen displays.
  • Improved storage areas.

The new RPM studio will be relocated to the current staff room.

What improvements are being made to the wellness studio?

The wellness studio will increase from approximately 210m2 to 225m2 and will feature:

  • Increased class capacity.
  • Wooden flooring.
  • Improved audio-visual features.
  • Improved storage areas.

The wellness studio will be relocated to the current gym corridor, next to the gym and new gym changerooms. Access to this studio will be from inside the building.

What improvements are being made to the carpark?

The carpark works will include,

Stage 1

  • Formalisation of the existing western overflow carpark area.
  • New additional car parking on the northern ring road.

During stage 1, the overflow car park will not be available.

Stage 2

  • Main entry access road upgrades, pedestrian crossing upgrades and the addition of kiss and drive car bays.

During stage 2, there will be some impact to the first row of car bays outside the gym in the main carpark. The remainder of the carpark, plus the overflow carpark and new additional bays on the northern ring road, will be available.

Will there be any changes to my membership?

The centre will maintain full operations during stage 1 and stage 2 of construction, with temporary changes to health and fitness facilities currently being finalised. Craigie Leisure Centre will endeavour to minimise impact on all members and user groups during construction and project updates will be communicated as the project commences.

As all facilities will remain available, your membership will continue as normal. If you have any questions, please email or call 9400 4600.

Will facility hirers be affected throughout construction?

Due to relocation of programs and services, some facility hirers may be impacted during construction. If your group is impacted, we will be in contact with you directly, to discuss alternative options. Craigie Leisure Centre will aim to minimise impact on all customers as much as possible.

Will my Short Course be affected?

Due to the relocation of programs and services, some short courses may be relocated to alternative rooms or spaces in the facility. If your course is impacted, we will be in contact with you to let you know the new and temporary arrangements. Craigie Leisure Centre will aim to minimise impact on all customers as much as possible.

How can I stay up to date?

Stay up to date through the refurbishment by subscribing to our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website.

What are the next steps?

The next step is to commence working with the builder to confirm an exact start date for stage 1 construction, and relocation details for current activities in the Function Room and Wellness Studio. Once the commencement date and relocation details are finalised, this information will be communicated to members and customers.

 

For more information, please call 9400 4600.

 

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9400 4600

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