Gosford RSL

Client : Gosford RSL
Main Construction Company : North Construction & Building
Architect : WMK Architecture
Construction Value : $50 million

Building a Legacy at Gosford RSL

The $50 million Gosford RSL showcases architectural excellence, capitalising on North Construction & Building’s expertise and local trades, to deliver the striking 3-story club. Featuring a RSL museum, cafe, lounge, and event spaces, the project has transformed the existing RSL club into a premier destination for the local community.

In a landmark project for the Central Coast, North Construction & Building has played a pivotal role in the transformation of Gosford RSL into a modern superclub. Engaged as the Design and Construct partner after a competitive tender process, North worked closely with Gosford RSL to deliver a $50 million redevelopment that has redefined the club as a beacon of community.

The new Gosford RSL is a striking 3-storey ultra-modern club featuring a distinctive porte cochere entry, RSL museum, and reception servicing both the RSL and the adjoining motel, on the ground floor. The first floor boasts a cafe, lounge, bar, multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, a kids’ play area, and a teenage retreat. The second floor showcases sophisticated conference and event spaces, a sports bar, and a brewery.

The building itself is supported by a nest of 156 concrete piles to a depth of 25m – 30m. A detailed methane extraction mattress is installed under the ground floor. The remainder of the structure consists of typical reinforced footings, columns, post tensioned slabs, concrete plant deck and structural steel roof structure.

The external fabric of the building consists of significant glazed elevations, detailed masonry work, glazed curtain walls to the foyer, dispersed with Monoclad panels and fascia. A traditional metal deck roof completes the building.

An additional 154 car parking spaces will be added on site to accommodate the expected increase in patron numbers.

One of the specific challenges faced by North was the proximity of the building footprint to adjacent Sydney Trains power lines.
“This challenge emerged after construction had commenced and required significant redesign, including a reduced footprint for the club, changes to the internal layout, and alternate construction methodology,” said Matthew Cook, Managing Director at North Construction & Building.

North worked diligently and collaboratively with the client and consultant team to overcome all challenges, ensuring the project was delivered on time and to the highest standard.

“The Gosford RSL Club deserves recognition and acclaim for several compelling reasons,” said Matthew. “The new club stands as a beacon of heritage and honors its rich history spanning over six decades. The club’s design, meticulously crafted by our team, exemplifies architectural brilliance, and it provides a space for social interaction, camaraderie, and shared experiences.”

“As a regional construction company founded on the Central Coast over 37 years ago, it’s very special to us to have delivered a project like the Gosford RSL Club,” said Matthew. “Not only does the development transform this gateway into Gosford, but as a venue doing so much for the local community and Central Coast broadly it is rewarding for us to play our part.”

A key highlight of the project is the positive impact it has had on the local community. By purposefully engaging local trade contractors and suppliers, North provided a boost in local employment and minimised the need for workers to commute from Sydney or Newcastle.

“Being the largest project North has delivered to date, it has enabled us to demonstrate our expertise as a trusted building partner. With our focus on local engagement and with great thanks to a team of supportive and skilled trade contractors,” said Matthew.

North Construction & Building was founded in 1987 and has grown to become a trusted regional construction company with an award-winning reputation for excellence. With offices in Tuggerah, Newcastle, Dubbo, Orange, Mudgee and Tamworth NSW, and most recently Brisbane QLD, North works across a diverse range of projects within the commercial, education, aged care, health, industrial, infrastructure, retail, and hospitality sectors.

For more information contact North Construction & Building, Level 5, Suite 501, 1 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah NSW 2259, phone 1300 667 840, website www.north.com.au