Works start next week on the NSW Central Coast Leagues Club’s revitalised ground-floor precinct, which is part of a grander $450m-plus masterplan for the venue in the heart of Gosford. The club board says this extensive redevelopment project signals a new chapter in the club’s future.
The revitalised ground-floor precinct will include a new cafe/bar, dining offering, craft beer bar and sports lounge. Central Coast Leagues Fitness and Peking Garden Chinese Restaurant will also receive new fit-outs as part of the redevelopment, with the Club remaining fully operational throughout construction.
Designed by Altis Architecture with project management by Colliers International and build by Sydney-based commercial construction company Belmadar, the multi-million-dollar refurbishment will deliver the revitalised ground-floor precinct by early 2024.
The project is a taste of what is to come from its major master plan, which is expected to rejuvenate and enhance the entire CCLC footprint, given all approvals are met.
“Our ultimate vision is to create a fully integrated lifestyle and entertainment precinct that the whole community can enjoy. But, in reality, the journey has just begun, and this refurbishment is the first stage of that plan,” Central Coast Leagues Club CEO Edward Camilleri said.
The ground-floor refit will be reflective of a relaxed, coastal lifestyle, the design will display finishes and colour palettes inspired by the local bush and waterways.
“The new CCLC experience will begin when you enter the sophisticated, light-filled reception/lobby that will feature a streamlined sign-in process and single-level access. An indoor/outdoor café serving light snacks, coffee, and gelato during the day will become a cosy wine bar after dark,” the club says.
“A formidable family dining precinct featuring an open kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, and a dedicated kids’ play space is located off the lobby. Taking centre stage will be a huge central bar that will house over 80 beers on tap, showcasing a mixture of craft, domestic and local brews.”
Another exciting addition will be a US-style sports lounge that will broadcast all major sporting events. Featuring indoor and alfresco options and menu offerings to match it will also be home to the largest LED screen on the Central Coast, and state-of-the-art audio.