The pre-construction stage of Canterbury’s renovations is well and truly underway with excavations around the new 24 hour café & casual restaurant area and underneath Flame Pizza + Grill. The pre-construction works will lead into the first official stage of construction – the building of the 24 hour café’s concrete shell, internal fitout and external façade. This new café and casual restaurant will serve a range of cook to order meals and will seat approximately 200 people in a mixture of internal, outdoor and lounge seating areas.
This same stage of construction will also help prepare the area for future back of house works including the building of a production kitchen to service both Flame and the new function rooms that will be built on Level 1 to replace the existing Blueberry Hill room.
At the same time, work on a new five-storey underground car park will also commence and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
“One of the biggest keys to this club’s success is that it has over 1,000 car spots. As we build new areas of the club, we’ll always ensure to increase the capacity of car parking so our Members and Guests can access the club conveniently,” said CEO of Canterbury League Club, Dave Brace.
A new elevator and stairs will provide Members and Guests access to all levels of the new car park. The proposed elevator will give visitors the impression that they are coming out of the volcano water feature, allowing them to better appreciate the Club’s newly landscaped front gardens whilst being delivered to the main front entrance.
Importantly the majority of the Club’s existing car park will be unaffected during renovations so Members will continue to have access to car parking at all times during construction.
Banyan Brasserie will be upgraded and extended to include a new outdoor alfresco terrace which will seat an additional 150 diners. Parents will be happy to know the fit out of this area will include a new Galaxy kids play area where their children can play and amuse themselves in a safe and secure environment.
Aside from the works above, the first stage of redevelopment will also include a new driveway into the Club, the new cocktail bar above the 24 hour café, a new loading dock, warehouse and rubbish removal area underneath Banyan.
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