The new sports complex at Lathbury Barracks will provide a purpose-built, IAAF approved athletics track and field facility, a covered 8-lane Olympic-size 50-meter swimming pool and a multi-purpose playing field for football and rugby.
The 50-meter pool has a movable boom which converts it into two 25-meter pools for short-course competitions and training. There is also a viewing gallery providing seating for 288 spectators as well as additional standing room. The athletics stadium provides seating for 810 spectators and has fully-automated and programmable flood lighting.
Other facilities provided are reception, café, separate changing and showering facilities for Athletics and Swimming, offices for both GAAA and GSA, infirmary and medical rooms, doping room, call rooms, boardroom /pressroom and communication centre. There is also underground public parking as well as huge underground commercial parking and storage areas.
Finally, the facility delivers renewable energy to the grid from photovoltaic panels located on the roof of the pool which doubles as an eco-friendly green roof.