North Beach Pavilion shines at awards event

June 2013





Image courtesy of
Conybeare Morrison.

North Beach Bathers Pavilion, has won the regeneration and new development award at the National Trust of Australia (NSW) heritage awards.

The award was presented at a ceremony at Doltone House in Jones Bay, Sydney. It recognises the conservation of built heritage through design, capital works and repair.

"This is a wonderful and well deserved achievement for our friends at Conybeare Morrison and Wollongong City Council," said Hydraulic Engineer, Ian Stalker.

"It was an honour to restore this iconic piece of Wollongong's community infrastructure," he added.

Wollongong City Council reopened the pavilion in 2012 following a $13.9 million project which involved complex and extensive renovation of the building and its surrounds. The brickwork was repaired and repointed, public amenities were upgraded and there was the addition of a new cafe.

Outside there was wide-ranging work done to the building’s surrounds including a new pedestrian promenade, the replacement of the seawall and the construction of new retaining walls.

Woolacotts was responsible for the design of hydraulic services for the project, which required a detailed knowledge of heritage buildings.