The South Brighton SLSC has occupied its current site on the corner of Marine Parade and Bridge Street since its formation in 1929. The club house has had several forms in that time and the current building was partially built in the 1960's with an extension and major remodelling undertaken in 1982.
After the 2011 earthquakes the club committee obtained a Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) of the current building. The DEE highlighted several major structural issues as well as looking at depth at the damage sustained in the earthquakes. After discussions with engineers and exploring the various options available, the club committee decided that rebuilding the club house was the best course of action for the club and the local community.
After a few years of hard work, the building working group and the club committee can finally announce that the much awaited club house rebuild is in a position to commence. Its been a long process to get where we are now, so firstly the club would like to thank those involved in the project for their extremely hard work so far. This has not been an easy project and its definitely not a project for the faint hearted.
The club aims to have the current building demolished in September 2019, with a rebuild completed in time for summer 2020/2021. This is not just a surf club but a community building for the South Brighton and South Shore area so even if your not in the club, your welcome to get in contact and help where you feel you can. Once built, we hope this will be a base for not just surf life saving, but community groups and other beach recreational users like the long suffering kite surfers. Concept drawings of the exterior are below and the consented set of plans are available for download here.
NEW BUILD SUPPORTERS
The club would like to thank and acknowledge the following for their support in building our new club house and community centre. Buildings like this wouldn’t be possible without their help and assistance in making such an asset happen.
If you have any questions about the new rebuild project or feel you can offer something please get in contact with us using the form below.