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Former Sergeants’ Mess, Building 16, Scenic Drive, Manly

Former Sergeants’ Mess, Building 16, Scenic Drive, Manly

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Net lettable area

582.40m² approx.

Annual rent

By expressions of interest.


Former Sergeants’ Mess, Building 16, Scenic Drive, Manly, 2095.


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Discover an unparalleled elegance waiting to be reinvigorated – Manly’s next premier function space suitable for an events and/or restaurant venue.

The Former Sergeants’ Mess is a distinguished venue spanning 582.40m², seamlessly blending heritage, nature and modern amenities in a beautiful natural setting. With separate dining rooms, an Art Deco bar and a well-equipped commercial kitchen, this captivating space is ideal for hosting events 'as is' or with your added touches*.

North Head Sanctuary, situated 2.5km from Manly CBD and a 30-minute drive from Sydney CBD, welcomes over 425,000 visitors annually. This unique location provides an opportunity to establish your presence on the sought-after Northern Beaches. There is potential for your business to become the key attraction by creating an elegant and attractive space to provide enduring experience for years to come.

The Former Sergeants' Mess, approved for use as a function centre, allows the freedom to curate experiences 7 days per week, with operating hours from 7am to 6pm (Monday to Thursday), 7am to 11.30pm (Friday and Saturday) and 7am to 10.30pm (Sunday). The premises accommodates up to 180 seated guests and 275 standing (cocktail)**. This makes it ideal for innovative food and beverage operators who are committed to the sustainable use of local produce and actively encourage visitors to make the most of their time at North Head Sanctuary.

The opportunity is presented as an Expression of Interest leasing campaign, closing at 5pm AEDT on 25 March 2024, with submissions accepted through AusTender.

For further information and to arrange an inspection, please contact Natasha Morran on 0448 110 016.

*Subject to Harbour Trust planning approval.
**Excluding 25 staff

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Key features

The key features of this property, as well as nearby public amenities, are summarised below.

  • Exquisite Art Deco building suited to weddings, events, conferences, community gatherings or a restaurant.
  • The captivating space comprises of a modern ante room, a versatile double function room, original wooden bar, functional commercial kitchen and office space.
  • Dining capabilities up to 180 guests seated or 275 guests as cocktail.
  • Opportunity to expand your service to include ceremonies on Sanctuary Lawn.
  • A thriving community within close proximity to Manly CBD.
  • A popular destination to view Sydney Harbour from a fresh perspective with stunning views, beautiful walks and fascinating history.
  • Join an assortment of commercial tenants taking advantage of the benefits of North Head.


Further Information

This opportunity is presented as an Expressions of Interest leasing campaign. Submissions must be made via AusTender by 5pm AEDT on 25 March 2024.

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