Pymble Ladies College Centenary Precinct

The development of the Aquatic Centre marked the Centenary of Pymble Ladies College in Sydney and saw the next phase of the College’s Masterplan coming to fruition.

A major building anchoring the sporting precinct, the state of the art facility contains a new Olympic sized swimming and diving pool with movable boom, indoor learn to swim pool, a 400sqm fitness centre and associated support facilities.

Mollie Dive Field is also redeveloped to provide extensive underground parking and new field for hockey and tennis.

PMDL undertook an extensive consultative process, drawing on sustainable design principles to create world-class facilities.

CLIENT Pymble Ladies College

LOCATION Sydney, NSW, Australia

STATUS Completed



A unique project in replacing an existing outdoor pool with a first class 50M multi purpose indoor pool with diving. Supported by a commercially run learn to swim centre that was the backbone of the business case for the facility, and a top rate fitness gym for training student rowers, tennis, hockey, football and swim teams.

Central to the design was a very clever Arup inspired sustainable water and air heating system using full fresh air cycles with heat exchangers and focusing all dry heated air up and across the external glazing to minimise any winter corrosive condensation.

The pool project was combined with a 220 space car park and hockey field over forming an entire Centenary Precinct project.