Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club




Year Completed


Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club

Architect: Rob Anson Architect

The new surf club at Secret Harbour consists of two parts with a single storey storage area, toilets, kitchen and club rooms; and a 3 storey function area, café and “sun deck”.

The initial brief was for a structure to meet tight budget constraints. The single storey structure is double brick construction with a steel roof and purlins. The three storey structure began as a conventional concrete slab with drop panels; however, a column was removed from the function room space on the first floor leaving a large open span. This created a significant design challenge to support the second floor slab within the architectural and mechanical restrictions.

BPA Engineering proposed an innovative solution that met the requirements, both structurally and architecturally, through a composite design utilising two large steel beams integrated into the slab.