Surpassing sustainable design
Purruna Spencer Newton Centre is Scotch College’s newest well-being and sports centre located on its campus in Torrens Park, Adelaide. The centre is named after a former chair of the college, Raymond Spencer, the previous principal, Dr John Newton, and the Kaurna word "Purruna," which means well-being.
The state-of-the-art $27-million sports centre features a 25-metre lap pool, a separate program pool for young swimmers, a Pilates studio, and a stadium court. In addition, the centre offers multi-purpose consultation spaces, modern change rooms, and a stunning café with an incredible view of Adelaide.
Operated by the YMCA, a nonprofit community-based provider of aquatics and recreation management, the centre offers a range of programs and services including swimming lessons, yoga, pilates, vinyasa, and aquafit, among others— all aimed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of both the college community and the public.