Frankston City Council, in partnership with Future Food are seeking expressions of interest from leading hospitality operators for the level 1 restaurant space, as part of the $11 million, architecturally designed Frankston Yacht Club, located right on Frankston’s foreshore, just a 5 minute walk from Frankston Station and the city centre.
Inspired by its natural surroundings including the famed Frankston Beach, Kananook Creek, boardwalk, bridge, tea tree and banksia dunes, the Frankston Yacht Club is in a prime foreshore position with beautiful bay vistas and sunsets, easy access to car parking, boat ramps, the Frankston Arts Centre, SkyBus Stadium and Frankston Tourism Information Centre.
Architect Gregory Burgess, who designed Peninsula Hot Springs and the refurbishment of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, took inspiration from the club’s natural setting within the coastal tea tree and banksia dunes next to Kananook Creek.
With floor to ceiling windows as well as outdoor terrace area, the design of the Frankston Yacht Club capitalises on spectacular 180-degree views of Port Phillip Bay, making it the perfect sunset bay backdrop for catching up with family and friends.
The internal fit out for the first-floor restaurant space is being brought to life by Breathe Architects, Australia’s most awarded sustainable design firm. Breathe’s approach is leading a transformation in building design with environmental, social and economic sustainability at its very heart.
With the ground floor already leased to Oliver’s Corner – a casual dining café and bar (scheduled to open in April 2022) – Council’s ambition for the first-floor space is to partner with a forward-thinking hospitality operator who sees the potential of the Frankston Yacht Club and can take the iconic venue to the next level.
We see this business becoming an iconic eatery on the foreshore and are open to hearing from industry leaders as to what type of concept they believe can achieve the desired level of success. Casual bistro, elevated high-end dining, modern smart casual, family dining or other, we are open to considering a range of concepts and will happily collaborate on any operator’s vision for this space.
Expanded development opportunities are being pursued in Frankston thanks to Council’s renewed vision for the growth and development of the city centre on the back of their strategic new Council Plan.
With Council well poised to build Frankston’s future through advancing impressive, city shaping projects, Frankston is on the up.
If you’re hungry for opportunity, Frankston City has an appetite for expanded dining offerings. Boasting a lively and thriving hospitality sector, Frankston is waiting for you.