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Matisse Beach ClubThe Esplanade, Scarborough - Completed 2014

In addition to brief finalization, design and documentation, Oldfield Knott procured, managed and administered the full architectural scope of works for the Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough on the lower level of the recently refurbished Rendezvous Hotel.

As Project Director, Frank consulted with multiple stakeholders to deliver a project to compliment the world class beachfront and contribute to building a new and sophisticated image of Scarborough as a tourist destination and significant sense of place for recreation. Frank’s understanding of project planning and liquor licensing considerations merged seamlessly with council and regulatory requirements to deliver a project that successfully respects the broader Scarborough precinct.

The Matisse Beach club can operate for large events and concerts, or smaller intimate settings with the use of various function rooms and chic private cabanas and beach lounges. Matisse also supports casual dining, formal dining, and poolside entertainment proving it to meet the versatile and functional requirements of a beachside venue in Scarborough.

Matisse Beach Club was recognized with the following awards:
• 2014 National Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence: Best Metropolitan Bar Presentation & Service Award
• 2014 National Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence:
   - Best New Venue Award
   - Lion Nathan Bar Presentation & Service Award
   - Outdoor Area Award