Club Bondi Junction RSL is set to be transformed into an upmarket venue featuring a new ground-floor restaurant and retail spaces, alongside a new club lounge and bar. Capital Corporation is handling the redevelopment of the club, including the sold-out 80 units in the BOND Bondi Junction residential building above the new clubhouse, while McRae + Lynch’s concept for the new club space has been submitted to Waverley Council.
Club Bondi Junction RSL President, Bill Harrigan, told Architecture & Design website that the development will create a new club for everyone in the area.
“It will suit the whole community, not just the old fellows traditionally associated with RSL Clubs,” he said. “We’ve worked hard to deliver something that isn’t your typical club space.” He said the new design is bright and inviting and is expected to suit the style and taste of Bondi Junction’s changing demographic.
The original 1933 club, established for ex-servicemen and their families, has evolved into a community venue with McRae + Lynch’s fitout featuring a number of dynamic residential, commercial and hospitality spaces.
The design will be of a similar calibre to that of BOND which included architects Group GSA, interior design studio Koichi Takada Architects and placemakers Urbis.
A ground-floor restaurant will open out to the corner of Gray St and Bronte Rd, while administration offices, boardrooms and function rooms will be located upstairs.
Capital Corporation’s recent hospitality project, including Kogarah RSL, provided a litmus test for what is of Club Bondi Junction RSL after it is completed in mid-2023.
Kogarah RSL’s membership spiked after its transformation, increasing from 3000 members to 9500 with growth set to continue.