Bay Pavilions Arts + Aquatic Leisure Centre

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Bay Pavilions Arts + Aquatic Leisure Centre

  • Builder

    Adco Constructions
  • Sector

    Government, Public
  • Location

    Batemans Bay NSW
  • Service

    Mass Timber

Value Private

Status Completed

An iconic new gateway for the region, Bay Pavilions, the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic & Arts Leisure Centre, has become a drawcard for sports, tourism and regional arts programs for the Eurobodalla Shire.

A highlight of the building is the innovative use of timber through the entry foyers and over the aquatic areas. Savcon were appointed to install the long spanning hybrid timber ‘bow-string’ truss spanning the main pool hall which is a defining feature of the building, requiring a detailed dual lift (2 crane) lifting strategy to help support the trusses during the aerial manoeuvre.

Our team worked on the design and lifting strategy for the primary bow-string trusses, which were up to 33m long and weighed up to 7tonne. Savcon fabricated and installed the GLT pool hall main rafters, consisting of 0.900×0.365x33m GLT with steel bow tie tension truss. The Scope also included 0.400×0.120x20mm portal frame through the theatre link.

The resulting ecologically sustainable structure will offer generations the social benefits of play, performance and expression at Bay Pavilions.



• 2022 Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards – Sport and Leisure Facility Design
• 2022 Sustainability Awards – Editor’s Choice – Social & Community Outcomes
• Master Builders Awards – Best Public Building Over 60M, NSW
• Australian Institute of Project Management NSW Awards – Best Regional Project



• Taylor Thomas Whitting
• Donovan Payne Architects
• ADCO Constructions