Te Pou Toetoe Linwood Pool

RCP was instrumental in delivering Christchurch City Council’s newest community hub, Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool, ahead of time and on budget.

A standout feature of the $21m complex is New Zealand’s first-ever, purpose-built, all-season Manu pool designed specifically for bombing enthusiasts. The community played a massive role in shaping the project, including submissions to the Council outlining their wish list for the facility. The feature sits in line with the Council’s aim that each of its community assets boast a distinct point of difference. 

The 2,255sqm project has 1,750sqm of ‘wet’ area, which also includes a family spa pool, toddlers area, 25m lane pool and changing rooms. There are also dry facilities such as a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, meeting room, basketball and tennis courts, and a barbecue and picnic area.

The project was successfully handed over to Council in early August. A highlight for the RCP team was the opportunity to put the pool complex through its paces before it successfully opened to the public in October.