Amberton Beach community's new beach bar and kitchen has officially been named ‘The Amberton,’ with works well underway for the new venue, set to be perched 16 metres above sea level, due for completion in time for summer.
The Amberton will cater for about 200 people and is being constructed adjacent to a stairway with direct access to the beach, a new fully-fenced playground and a proposed park, featuring an 8.5 metre Lighthouse Tower at the Eglinton community.
Col Dutton, Stockland General Manager, said the exciting $5 million foreshore precinct would set a benchmark for the wider region, with The Amberton destined to become a popular coastal hospitality destination for its coffee, meals, full-service bar and as a place to host indoor and outdoor functions.
“It is great to see the new beach bar and kitchen taking shape and the announcement of its official name could not be more fitting for its location,” Mr Dutton said.
“Furthermore, the sneak peek at the first official render of the venue is in perfect harmony with its coastal setting and offers a glimpse of The Amberton’s relaxed, coastal vibe which will boast uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.”
Tillbrook Melaleuka Group Managing Director John Dawkins, who will operate The Amberton, said the venue will offer a true paddock-to-plate venue with a fun and family-friendly atmosphere to the residents of the coastal communities in the northern suburbs.
“When Amberton Beach became a possibility we jumped at it, as we may never again have such an opportunity in a prime location like this,” Mr Dawkins said.
“Whilst our core business is to provide great food, beverage and service to our valued locals, we also have an opportunity to create some breathtaking sessions and events which could make Amberton Beach an iconic location.”
“We can’t wait to serve the local community. The venue and the location offer a lot of flexibility for us,” Hospitality Operations Manager Jason Hampton said.
“From great coffee in the morning, through to long lunches, sunset pints and our farm's healthy, delicious beef we hope to become an institution for the local community and its surrounds.”
Designed by Simon Paul, of Mode Design, The Amberton will take advantage of its ocean views and provide a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, including a covered alfresco area on the western side of the building.
“The covered alfresco has incorporated a unique window system that can be open on hot summer days but also be closed to provide protection from wind and weather, allowing the use of that space all year round,” Mr Paul said.
“Vistas of the Indian ocean from the building are framed by the shipwreck, the Alkimos to the south, and the coastal dunes to the north.”
The Amberton’s colour palette and materials have been inspired by its beach environment of weathered and burnt driftwood, the ocean, windswept vegetation and sand dunes.