Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club

Warren and Mahoney

The new Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club, designed by Warren and Mahoney, is a durable, sustainable building that will increase revenue and participation of surf lifesaving in the area.
Consisting of three elevated glass pavilions, the space captures views of the coastal landscape.
The design established many ways to increase the value of the building and maximise revenue opportunities. The functional space was doubled almost within the footprint of the previous structure. An ROI value case for new revenue streams was established, including café and restaurant tenancies and flexible function spaces for private hire. Sustainable design elements serve to minimise water and energy use and long-term maintenance requirements.
Functionality sits at the heart of the design to deliver an enhanced experience. By drawing the community, the park and the beach together, the new facility will continue to support an important safety and community service while also being a more inclusive people-first space – breaking down barriers to welcome new people from right across the community into the Club.

Photography by Sean Fennessy