Project Showcase: The Builders Club Wollongong

Project Showcase: The Builders Club Wollongong

The Builders Club opened its doors to the public this week, we celebrate with our clients a venture which started off with a simple conversation in 2018. The club seen a need to update their interiors and offer their members a superior club experience. Upon embarking on the design process, it was evident that the clubs parking and entry posed a challenge for some of their members and that making the entry more inviting would entice visitors and members to the Club. This quickly changed the project scope and that brings us to the current day project.

Increasing the gross floor area to 7,200m2, the ground floor was restructured to enable a level members entry from the generous car parking and increased outdoor gaming. With recent upgrades, the Club was keen to maintain the existing bar and various seating areas in the overall masterplan. Working with GroupN Architecture the floor plan managed these elements whilst incorporating design element which enticed visitors to the existing café and repositioned gaming lounge. Using frosted glazing a large sport lounge provides all the amenity needed to be immersed in sport. The large stadium screen broadcast matches live and an abundance of TVs share sports from around the world to keep punters entertained. The large format bar ensures that there is no shortage of beer on tap.

The project was originally planned to be delivered over stages ensuring the club could maintain operations and maximise patronage numbers. When COVID-19 closures were mandated by the NSW Government the Club gave New England Constructions unfettered access to the whole club enabling accelerated progression and the resultantly the Club receiving the space largely completed 2 months ahead of schedule.

New England Constructions remains onsite completing the Stone Grill Restaurant and the final car parking stage. As part of the $20 million redevelopment these works will conclude a true repositioning in the Wollongong hospitality offering. Stay tuned for more updates later this year.

All hands on deck for Royal Motor Yacht Club Win

Excellent project management, early contractor involvement and the staging of the major works ensured that the Royal Motor Yacht Club project was finished on time with zero loss of trade.

This award winning project was completed in 17 weeks, with minimum disruption to the day to day running’s of the business, resulting in a happy client and excellent end result.

Master Builders Association NSW Awards for Excellence – Best Hospitality Refurbishment $0 – $5 Million 

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New England goes full throttle at Royal Motor Yacht Club

As an Eastern Suburbs Builder, the New England team is excited to commence works at the Royal Motor Yacht Club right in our backyard. In collaboration with multi-award winning Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design, the Club will have an exterior facelift and internal refurbishment.

Having developed staging plans for the Royal Motor Yacht Club based on our club construction experience the club can continue to trade through construction.

The project is expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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Jindabyne Central School Gymnasium completed in time for Speech Day

Collaboration and team work was essential for the delivery of the Jindabyne Central School Gymnasium Extension.

Structural redesign was undertaken by New England Constructions to address the existing structure and complex site conditions. With mixed weather conditions including rain, snow and hail; the project was delivered in time for Speech Day.

“The overall performance of New England Constructions… has been fantastic. Communication, quality, safety and all aspects of contract cooperation has been great” – NSW Public Works.

Gregory Hills Hotel picks up 2 AHA NSW Awards

For those involved in the planning and delivery of Gregory Hills Hotel (GHH), we’ve always known this project was unique. The vision at GHH was to delivery an offering to the community which is welcoming and caters for an array of needs. Delivered under a Construction Management agreement, design changes occurred seamlessly during construction whilst maintaining original budget figures. Delivered 4 weeks early, the community has welcomed GHH with open arms.

The Australian Hotels Association (NSW) recognised this vision and awarded Gregory Hills Hotel – Best New/Redeveloped Hotel – Joint Winners of the Country Division and Best Gaming Venue – Country.

Congratulations to all involved and we encourage everyone to come have a beer and enjoy.

For more information on the project > Gregory Hills Hotel Project Highlights

A full list of AHA NSW 2016 Winners is available on the AHA Website.