by Ed Kennedy
Bayside City Council has announced architects Jackson Clement Burrows have been appointed to undertake the new Dendy Street Beach Pavilion redesign.
The new pavilion will provide for a number of improvements to the space including a café, kiosk and community space. Alongside this space shall have public toilets as well as providing new accommodation for the Brighton Lifesaving Club.
In a statement Bayside Mayor Cr Felicity Frederico underscored the significance of the site to the local community.
“Dendy Street Beach is home to the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes and is one of Victoria’s iconic locations,” Cr Frederico said.
“The Brighton Life Saving Club have been helping our community for over 90 years” and “the new building will not only provide an improved base from which the Brighton.”
“Lifesaving Club can continue their important work” but also will serve as “as a valuable community resource”, Cr Frederico said.
Alongside local considerations, Council has previously indicated its regard for Dendy Street Beach as an important tourist attraction within the Bayside area and this is understood to have also been a key factor in consideration of the design.
Graham Burrows, the Chief Architect of the Dendy project at Jackson