Friday, June 21, 2024

Architect named for new Manly surf club

Northern Beaches Council has appointed architectural company, TERROIR Pty Ltd, to develop concept plans for a new Manly Surf Lifesaving Club and public amenities.

Council says the company has demonstrated experience in delivering iconic buildings and strong skills in working with stakeholders to find solutions to complex site constraints. Previous work includes the impressive Penguin Parade Visitor Centre on Phillip Island and Puffing Billy Railway Visitor Centre.

Northern Beaches Mayor, Michael Regan welcomed the appointment of an architect to take the project through the next phase.

“Manly Surf Lifesaving Club is arguably one of the best known clubs in Australia, much loved and used by locals, club members and volunteers, and part of any visitor trip to Manly,” the Mayor said.

“However the existing building facilities are in a poor condition and would require extensive investment to get them up to standard. It doesn’t cater for the growing numbers of volunteers, nippers, surf craft and community needs required now and in the future.

“It’s exciting to move to this next stage and the development of concept designs for a new club more fit for purpose and reflective of its iconic location.

“I look forward to hearing more from the community in the coming months when the consultation to inform the designs kicks off,” he said.

The full redevelopment of the Manly Surf Club is estimated to cost $15million. Funding of $10 million has been secured from Council and the Federal Government. Council says it is continuing to seek additional funding sources including from the NSW Government.

The project will be led by TERRIOR’s Principal Gerard Reinmuth, who holds a Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design. He is also the Associate Head of School and Inaugural Professor of Practice: School of Architecture at University Technology Sydney (UTS).

The process of developing the concepts including widespread community consultation is expected to take around 18 months.

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