New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club

Related Systems: Ultratherm Xtreme
Architect: South By Southeast Architects and Snøhetta
Main Contractor: Citycare Property
Installer: SWP Commercial
Project Date: September 2021
Location: Christchurch

The oldest surf lifesaving club in New Zealand, the New Brighton SLSC has provided safety and a thriving community to beach-goers for over 100 years as both a lifesaving and sporting organisation. Sited right next to an exposed surf beach, durability was a key consideration for this project – a balancing act between architectural design, maintenance and structural performance of the building materials over the building’s design life.

The new development is designed to engage with the public by encouraging people to sit under shelter provided by the sweeping timber seated area and watch the sea,  as well as delivering life guard patrols that keep the the local community safe while they enjoy New Brighton Beach. The new Surf club also provides a quality location to host community classes, weddings and other local functions.


2022 Best Awards, Silver Pin ‘Private, Public and Institutional Spaces’
2022 New Zealand Institute of Architects, Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner


RL BaseDeck
RL Vapour Control Layer
RL PIR Board
RL Roof Board HDP
RL FiberTite Membrane