A fly-through and timeline build of Gosford RSL’s $45m transformation has revealed a new landmark building for the NSW Central Coast region.
The upgrade, designed by WMK Architecture with construction by local contractor North Construction & Building, will see the club transformed into a contemporary three-storey ultra-modern venue adjacent to the existing site.
The new build will feature a distinctive porte-cochere entry, RSL museum and reception servicing both the RSL and the adjoining motel on the ground floor.
The first floor will contain a cafe, lounge, bar, multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, kids’ play area and teen retreat. The second floor will showcase sophisticated conference and event spaces, a sports bar and a brewery. Another 154-car parking spaces will be added to accommodate an expected increase in the number of patrons.
“We are incredibly excited to bring this project to life after many years of planning and delays caused by the recent pandemic,” says Gosford RSL Club CEO, Russell Cooper.
“Our club has gone from strength to strength over the past decade with our popularity demanding significant expansion.”
After reviewing many options, the club decided to construct an entirely new venue that is now destined to be a gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast.
“We are a parochial local business and it means the world to us to be able to create a venue that our community will enjoy and be proud of whilst also ensuring we are able to continue supporting our community and providing outstanding entertainment, hospitality and employment opportunities for many years to come,” says Russell.
“The fact that we are able to partner with a successful and capable local builder in North Construction & Building is the icing on the cake. We can’t wait to welcome our members, guests, staff and local community into the new Gosford RSL Club!”
Gosford RSL Club Group has been operating since 1960, has about 25,000 members and consists of Gosford RSL Club, The Galaxy Motel and the Ashwood Motel and employs more than 130 staff.
Equally as excited about the project is local award-winning contractor, North Construction & Building.
“This is a very special project for us,” says North Managing Director, Matthew Cook. “Not only is it a significant year for North, celebrating our 35-year anniversary, but we also now get to celebrate being awarded our largest community construction project to date.”