Gosford RSL Development
I almost don’t know where to start with this month’s update, so much has happened.
Many of you will have noticed that a lot more scaffolding has come down so you can now see more of our beautiful new Club. On the Eastern side you can see the floor to ceiling windows and the planter boxes, the stunning brickwork has been revealed on the south and west and of course on the north, facing the Central Coast Highway the terrace is on full display now…
There have been some incredible achievements in the foyer this month with the framework for the circular staircase being installed as well as the 15m high faceted windows facing out to Yallambee Avenue. This is going to be a really striking aspect of the new Gosford RSL Club with the circular staircase linking all three floors via the open foyer with the escalators criss-crossing through the space.
Internal areas are really starting to look like functional spaces now; the administration, staff areas, cellar and loading dock are almost complete! On the first floor the kitchen coolrooms have been installed, the frames and floors are in place for bars and serveries with all the services run into place. The first equipment was installed in the café last week, a huge milestone. An even bigger milestone was the arrival and installation of our beautiful Marana Forni pizza oven which also happened last week.
On the second floor the big news is that the roof is now complete! Always a massive milestone when the roof is on because it means the job isn’t nearly as affected if it rains and all the trades can really get stuck in to their work. Our Conference and Events Centre is really taking shape since the room went on; the operable wall tracks have been installed, the bar is ready to fit out, the bathrooms have been tiled and services are being finalised. The Sports bar is looking really good now with most of the glazing in place and the framework for the bar. A particular, very committed, group of sportsmen and women will be pleased to know that the Snooker Room is even taking shape…. Finally, another massive milestone, was the delivery of our brewery equipment. Three 40ft containers arrived on Wednesday and the team undertook the complex and delicate process of unloading the brewhouse, fermentation vats, bright tanks, kegs (… and everything else) and craning it all up to the second floor ready to be installed later in the month.
Thank you all for keeping our current Club so busy at the moment, I look forward to bringing you another update next month!
Russell Cooper CEO
May 27, 2022
Ground Breaking Ceremony at Gosford RSL Club
The Gosford RSL Club today celebrated the
ground-breaking of the club’s $45 million upgrade project in West Gosford. Guests at the well-attended event included the Club’s Board of Directors and Leadership team; Senior management from WMK Architecture and North Construction & Building; and a number of consultants
involved on the project.
Chairman of Directors of Gosford RSL Mr R Mortimer (right) and committeeman Mr W Young, hammer in the first peg as work started on the Gosford RSL building at West Gosford.1973.
Scheduled for completion in 2023, the much anticipated 3-storey building will be a stand-out venue for the region.
“Everyone at Gosford RSL is so excited to be formally starting the construction of our new Club today,”
expressed Gosford RSL CEO, Russell Cooper. “For many years now, we have had a vision to create not just a new Club, but a landmark building at the gateway to Gosford and the Central Coast, that our community can be proud of. To that effect we are proud to be working with another outstanding local business, North Construction & Building, to deliver a project that will provide employment for Central Coast locals during and after construction as well as helping to drive the local economy forward.
There’s been a lot of hard work from a lot of people to get to this stage and a lot more to come in the next 18 months, but it will all be worth it when we open the doors and welcome everyone to the new Gosford RSL Club.”
The new facility, designed by WMK Architecture, features a port cochere entry, RSL museum, glass-enclosed spiral staircase leading up to multiple entertaining and dining spaces including an expansive outdoor
terrace overlooked by the Club’s own brewery.
‘We are delighted to be working with North on this next phase and to see the Club’s elegant design come to fruition in what will be an enduring legacy for the region.’ says John Andreas, Director WMK.
Delivering the architectural vision is local builder, North Construction & Building, who were awarded the
contract last month after a competitive tender period.
“We’re so excited to be the trusted building partner of the Gosford RSL Club on this project,” stated North Managing Director, Matthew Cook. “We look forward to delivering this project while maintaining business as usual for the club and their members. Visitors will soon see a new temporary parking lot where they can
easily access the current club and watch as the new facility takes shape over the coming months.”
The existing RSL Club will remain operational throughout construction.
The front carpark is now closed. Plenty of parking is available at the rear of the Club.
A new access road & parking area for the Club and Galaxy Motel has now opened. Simply follow the yellow lines & signs. The Galaxy reception has now been move to room 16A.
Our Members Courtesy Coach is available for residents in the 5km radius. View timetable
Contract signing: Gosford RSL Club CEO Russell Cooper, The Board of Directors and North Construction & Building Director Ray Millar at Gosford RSL Club.