CME Associates was hired to develop the Vanderburg Site into the Marlboro Aquatic Center. Working with the Township Administrator, Recreation Superintendent and Township Engineer, CME developed a conceptual plan to meet the program requirements which included a 6,500 s.f. pool with zero entry area, appropriate deck space for 200-300 people, an integrated lap pool, water slides for different age levels, Rain Drop mushroom and other water features. Other than a pool, the project also included a volleyball court, bleachers for existing soccer field, and comfort/concession building.
In the design of the facility, several unique circumstances were encountered. The existing bathroom facility utilized a holding tank system for its sewer discharge. In review of this, CME had to design a sanitary lift station to service the new Aquatic Center as well as the existing bathrooms. This was accomplished with a state of the art submersible pump station which was designed to accommodate the peak discharge from the backwash operations for the new pool. A water main extension up Vanderburg Road was required to service the new facility.
During the course of the design, the Aquatic Center facility evolved into a full multi-use center with a basketball court, play structures and other amenities such as open air pavilions being added to the program.
The project was completed within the established budget and to the delight of the Township Administration. The Mayor opened the facility and called the facility an asset to the community.