North Bondi



Waverley Council


Sam Crawford Architects


Fixed Lump Sum


Head Contractor, Construction

Grindley Interiors were engaged by Waverley Council under a construct only contract to complete the demolition of North Bondi public amenities.

After significant negotiations regarding contaminated materials onsite, heritage buildings, aboriginal artefacts and Sydney Water wet wells, Grindley continued with the new build of a female, male and two accessible bathrooms, change rooms and outdoor showers and wash basins for the public at North Bondi Beach. This also included the refurbishment of Sydney Water’s adjoining pump house.

The design by Sam Crawford Architects utilised blackbutt and tallowwood timber batons on the outside of the building, which were salvaged from Waverley Council's old works depot in Waterloo. Both the amenities and pump house were clad with these vertical  timber batons to integrate with the surrounding environment.

The building also incorporates a roof garden, which reduces the reflective glare and provides a greener outlook for the buildings that overlook the amenities.

Grindley Interiors recently completed two projects for Waverley Council designed by Sam Crawford Architects; Marks Park Amenities in Tamarama and North Bondi Amenities in on Bondi Beach. Both projects presented significant challenges, including tight construction programs, complex detailing, and, due to the public nature and location of each project, difficult construction scheduling. Project Manager Angela Wills and Site Foremen Brenton James and Ben Hemmings worked collaboratively with us to ensure that our design intent was carried through to the fine detail of the project, and that construction was of a very high quality. Communication was clear, professional and timely. Working with Grindley Interiors was a very positive experience for Sam Crawford Architects, and resulted in an excellent built outcome for Waverley Council. We look forward to collaborating with them on future projects.

Sam Crawford, Director - Sam Crawford Architects