The William McAlpine Duncan Pavilion, known as the Duncan Pavilion, is a distinctive two-storeyed 12-sided building located at the southern end of the beachfront carpark off Rangiora Street. The building is considered an icon of Castlecliff by some groups and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust consider it an important part of the cultural history of the area.
The Pavilion was built in 1966. It is currently leased to Progress Castlecliff Incorporated who have in recent years refurbished the building extensively. The group’s work has seen a wheelchair ramp built, changes to the balcony and exterior of the building to reduce vandalism, and significant interior redecoration
The wooden pavilion provides men’s and women’s changing facilities, showers and office accommodation on the ground floor and a large meeting area and associated kitchen, entrance lobby and toilets on the first floor. A deck extends along three sides facing the sea.
The changing rooms are in the concrete basement and they have been extensively upgraded by the District Council to include toilets as well as changing facilities and showers.
The function room on first floor is available for community events & public hire.