“Forum Centre” – 37 Sunshine Beach Rd

Beach Road

23 Oct “Forum Centre” – 37 Sunshine Beach Rd

We have managed 5 out of 6 of the lots in 37 Sunshine Beach Road since 2007.

Built in 1985, the Centre had become quite dated in appearance. The dark green “Decramastic” roof cladding was certainly from a different era and latitude.

Surf clothing giant “Rip-Curl” were showing some interest in combining 2 or 3 of the lots for an outlet. We had recently put them into premises in Maroochydore.

37 Sunshine Beach Road, BEFORE

Beach Road

Sunshine Beach Road, AFTER

We took some preliminary ideas to Sprout Architects and got the plans in motion to do something similar. The artist impressions looked fantastic. “Rip-Curl” were initially keen, but unfortunately they didn’t end up going ahead.

We took our preliminary concepts to an engineer and Regency Fabrications, who suggested lightweight aluminium modules could be fabricated.

Noosa Council were supportive of our plans.

It was decided to replace the awning roof and gutters as well as the dated shopfront window joinery.

After some deliberation the Body Corporate gave the go ahead to proceed with the project. The necessary Extraordinary General Meeting was called and special levy struck to fund the works.

The project onsite took a little under 3 weeks to complete. There was minimal disruption to existing tenants, nor the public. The cost of the whole project was just under $145k all up.

Since completion of the works we have negotiated a new Lease to national training and employment group, Steps.