A major expansion of the Liverpool Catholic Club (LCC) west of Sydney comprising a new food services building is starting to take shape. Underway since April, the two-level extension to the south-western corner of the existing club will supersize the original food services building, housing a range of food outlets, children’s play facilities, dining and entertainment spaces.
The food services building extension is a major undertaking by the Liverpool Catholic Club involving demolition and a major extension to the existing club, generating 6,000m2 of new club area and approximately 1,300m2 of refurbished area.
Once completed, the club’s food services extension will offer a fast food lounge, brasserie, café, pizza offerings, bars, children’s play area, dining spaces, and a 273-seat cinema. It will also contain an extensive kitchen including cold rooms, freezers and store rooms, bakery, open rooftop plant area, back of house and loading dock.
The club originally announced the development of its upgraded facilities in 2016. Council approval was received in late 2017 and following a competitive tender process, Kane Constructions were appointed as the builder for the $38 million dollar project. Census Advisory have been appointed as the Superintendent.
The project will be undertaken in two stages, due for completion in late 2019. Stage one involves the demolition of existing club facilities and construction of new facilities. Stage two will begin once stage one has been handed over and becomes operational. In stage two, the existing kitchen, bistro and back of house areas will be demolished and transformed into a café, lounge and seating areas for the brassiere.
As part of the works, Kane has diverted a major electrical feed and installed extensive new hydrant and stormwater lines. These works required activity outside of the new building area. To carry out these works there were a myriad of services that needed to be traced and diverted.
Externally there will be bulk earthworks to accommodate the flood water catchment storage and overland flow, vehicular access modifications to accommodate changed traffic flow conditions, car parking, civil works, hard and soft landscaping.
Stage one is due for completion in July 2019, with stage two marked for completion by December 2019.
More than half of the ground floor slabs have now been poured and the first floor is now being formed. Following completion of the new extension, the existing bistro lounge area, temporary BOH stores, staff room, existing porte cochere entry and the air lock will be demolished and refurbished to accommodate the new brasserie, FOH bars and dining areas.
All works are being undertaken within a fully operational environment.