Bondi Beach, NSW
We were engaged by Waverley Council to upgrade the public amenities at the southern end of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
The existing South Bondi Amenities was built in 1984 to the design of noted heritage architect, Ian Stapleton. The design was based on the arched colonnade of the Bondi Pavilion, which stands in the park at the centre of the beach. The block replaced an earlier amenities building on the site that had been built into the sandstone retaining wall to Notts Avenue.
Our brief was to increase the number of toilet facilities, improve the overall level of amenity and the quality of light within the building, and undertake structural repairs.
Our design respects the original building whilst significantly improving the level of public amenity; doubling the number of women’s toilets, providing a BCA compliant accessible toilet and low maintenance, vandal-proof fittings, introducing daylight via skylights in the roof-deck and providing external unisex washbasins and mirrors.
Sam Crawford, Ken Warr, Claire McCaughan
Structural Engineer: James Sutherland, Northrop Consulting
Heritage: John Oultram
Quantity Surveyor: QS Plus