Spantech constructed a distinctive shade structure over the 50m Denise Spencer Memorial Pool in Roma, Queensland.

Measuring 25 metres wide and 62 metres long, the new curved roof structure includes end-walls made from toughened polycarbonate. Functioning as a feature wall, the end-walls also serve to infuse soft light throughout the entire pool area.

Commissioned by the Maranoa Regional Council, Spantech’s scope of work also included a pitched roof connecting the existing building to the new shade structure; café blinds around the perimeter of the structure; and a rooftop solar pool heating system.

The Denise Spencer Memorial Pool is named after Denise Spencer who competed with the Australian swimming team at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Denise went on to win gold in the 1950 British Empire Games (Commonwealth Games) in Auckland.