Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club
The Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club serves as a vital base for 1600 of the club’s life-saving volunteers. It also acts as flexible community hub, available for a wide range of uses.
The Club’s proximity to sea presented unique engineering challenges that Northrop’s building services disciplines overcame with sheer innovation. Being so close to the coastline, electrical services had to be raised and encapsulated to mitigate the risk of extreme wave events. Corrosion caused by salty air is the enemy of all electrical systems, leading Northrop to select solar panels, fixtures and lighting systems to minimise deterioration and meet Council’s design life requirements.
In close partnership with Warren and Mahoney Architects, our designs helped realise and enhance the architectural intent - our specialist lighting designers crafted an exterior lighting design that celebrates the building’s unique timber and raw concrete textures. Internally, the building is welcoming and thermally comfortable, with a cutting edge audio visual system concealed in the interior architecture within the flexible function spaces (providing further value to the client).
After 13 months of construction (but over 10 years of community consultation and planning), the Club sets a new benchmark for people-first design and is already a vibrant community building for the Northern Beaches.
Take a look at the construction timelapse video and a tour of the completed building here.