Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016

The hoarding in the hallway leading to Flame Pizza + Grill is hiding the final stages as Canterbury begins the countdown to reveal the exciting new Bakehouse Café very soon.

Behind the hoardings, MPA contractors are installing new services before adding the finishing touches to the café fitout including installing the interior décor, mood lighting, furniture and kitchen equipment.

The wooden bridge heading towards Canterbury Reception has been filled in. This has allowed for the walkway to be expanded as well as opened up the view from the front atrium towards the new café and Flame Pizza + Grill, visually linking one end of Canterbury seamlessly with the other.

The Canterbury Chef Team have also been unleashing their creativity, fine-tuning new recipes and perfecting the Bakehouse Café menu ready in time for the big launch coming soon. Please flip to pages 6-7 for a sneak peek of the fresh new menu that is coming your way.

At the same time as the café fitout, MPA is also concurrently building the shell of the cocktail bar and executive offices located directly above the Bakehouse Café. The steel structures for these two areas will be fabricated offsite before being craned in later in the year. The entire façade of that area of the Club will be ready around the same time as the new café.

On the west side of the Club, Parkview have completed the roof structure of the new extension and efforts will continue to join the new section to the current building to create the space needed to extend Banyan Brasserie’s outdoor al fresco area and the plant and services areas on Level 1.

The Banyan extension will allow for more patrons to be seated, especially during peak hours and school holidays, and the upgraded facilities upstairs will allow floor staff to serve Members and guests more efficiently.

Not as visible as the rest of the other construction but no less important is  the work that is being done to construct the basement level loading dock. This large dock has enough space for three large trucks to drive in to deliver their load  at the same time and is an integral part of future-proofing Canterbury to handle more redevelopment as the Club grows.