From grand vision to reality

Architecture, done well, has the ability to transform communities. Dee Why RSL is a case in point.

Back in 1999, Dee Why RSL approached us to investigate opportunities for their significant landholdings. The original design inspiration was to offer club members a quality experience, unlike anything else in the surrounding area, with a focus deeply centred around the RSL membership and history of the club community. As a result we created a staged masterplan for organic growth which included a new club, hotel and aged care services.

Almost twenty years later we’re proud to have worked alongside Dee Why RSL through the staged journey of transformation, taking this once small club and turning it into one of the most successful club communities in Sydney.

Future projections

Located on Sydney’s northern beaches, with considerable competition from nearby beachside restaurants, the design focus for Dee Why RSL has always been to provide members a unique, high quality experience, placing the club at the forefront of the industry.

Our first project with the club almost doubled the size of the main trading floor with a new restaurant, bar, lounge, increased gaming floor and AMF bowling. Over the years we have completed three major projects, with numerous minor projects in between – always with the masterplan in sight. Every stage has been successful and resulted in a significant increase in club membership.

We are currently engaged in the design phase of stage five, which promises to be the most exciting yet. Stage five will see the construction of an underground carpark, two new restaurants, a new cocktail bar and lounge, a new courtyard bar and lounge and a refurbished pub venue.

It’s a joy to have a client with such foresight and commitment to the vision over such an extended period of time.