The North Piha Surf Club was originally designed as an Auckland School of Architecture project, and built by the local North Piha Community on land donated by Les Waygood in 1950. In the early 80’s the club was refurbished and modified to meet the growing needs of the club membership.
Now almost 70 years old, the North Piha Surf Club can no longer meet the operational needs of the United North Piha Lifeguard Service. The rebuild of the North Piha Surf Club aims to create a functional lifeguard base and training facility, that can be shared with the wider community.
In 2007 the Club commenced a project to rebuild the clubhouse. Resource Consent was granted for the project in 201 1after a club investment of some $150,000. The redevelopment must commence before the consents expire in 2020. With Auckland Council recently confirmed 35% cornerstone funding for the construction phase of the project, we are now ready to progress to detailed design for Building Consent Crossans Architects have been engaged complete the detailed design which will include a 20% increase in bunk-room numbers and sufficient catering facilities, so that the facility may be utilised by schools and other community groups to deliver outdoor education and other community programs.
Current elemental costing put the total project cost at nearly $3,900,000 by its completion in 2021. The current detailed design phase represents approximately $500,000 of that total value. The club currently has funds of $240,000 towards completion of that phase.
The club is reliant on public and other charitable and philanthropic support to fund the $260,000 shortfall in the current project phase.