Given the rich history of Sydney's Northern Beaches with a distinct local identity, Kane is delighted to have delivered the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and Beach Amenities project for Northern Beaches Council.
In collaboration with award-winning architects Warren and Mahoney, the world-class architecturally designed building was successful in achieving the client brief to provide a functional, accessible, and environmentally sound facility that meets the operational needs of lifesavers.
The building provides expansive light filled rooms that engage with the natural beachside setting.
Elevated glass pavilions house a restaurant, lounge bar and function room. Included within the building is a ground floor cafe, surf life saving club and nippers’ facilities, dedicated storage area for the local board riders club, provision of a first aid room, and change facilities.
The latest environmental practices and sustainable materials used on the project included solar panels and recycled water systems. Sustainable design elements serve to minimise water and energy use and long-term maintenance requirements. The use of timber and textured raw concrete were specifically incorporated to mirror the natural environment and guard exposure to the beachside setting.
Aboriginal art is tied into aspects of the building with artists Michael Glasheen and Leslie McLeod commissioned to develop works for the outdoor space. Shields are incorporated into the columns outside the café and marine figures are carved into the seating structures around the site, reflecting and celebrating Indigenous connection to Country.
This exceptional new building has exceeded all stakeholder expectations. The new facility will pave the way for greater community engagement, increased SLSC membership, and maximise revenue streams to ensure the club's long-term success.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the beautiful new Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club exceeds all expectations.
“This building meets all the practical requirements of surf life savers, but it is also flexible for a wide range of uses. The new building is an enduring legacy and something the whole community can be proud of.”
“A unique and exciting project, not only for its location but for what it has contributed to the coastal landscape and the local community. We know it will be hard to find another project that will have the perks of working in such an amazing location, but as the team move on to their next project, they can be proud of being a part of creating an iconic facility in one of Sydney’s most magnificent locations.”
Brett Moore, NSW General Manager, Kane Constructions