We're ticking off our to-do list! Big Plan projects are complete and more are now underway.
In 2014 Shellharbour Workers’ Club launched the Master Plan for the development of the Shellharbour site over the next 20 years. The planning process behind our ‘big plans’ has taken time to formulate but now we're starting to see the plans take shape.
Construction on the restoration of the iconic Imperial Hotel is underway with the landmark building set to be restored into a vibrant, multi-level hospitality venue.
The multi-dimensional venue which is expected to open in late 2020 will include a restaurant, all-day-dining café and a range of lifestyle workshop classes, celebrations and meetings.
Since purchasing the iconic Clifton property, Shellharbour Workers’ Club Ltd has remained committed to giving the abandoned building a new life as an on-trend food and beverage venue, whilst retaining the historical features of the building.
In an effort to acknowledge the historical significance of the building, construction works have seen the restoration of a number of unique heritage features. The original front verandah, timber staircase and decorative arches will be restored to their original glory.
The Imperial at Clifton will feature parking for 35 cars, 5 motorbikes and 12 bicycles in addition to offering a shuttle bus travelling between Thirroul and Stanwell Tops. The bus will also offer a drop-and-dine service which will allow tourists to explore the coast and enjoy a picnic lunch from their location of choice.
CEO of Shellharbour Workers Club Ltd, Debbie Cosmos, said she was excited to see the hospitality venue set apart from others within the local area through its unique business model.
“This isn’t just another typical venue - this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring an iconic building to life in an amazing location.”
“Not only does the venue have a large capacity for diners, but there’s also the opportunity to have a picnic delivered to a range of picturesque locations along the coast.”
Mrs Cosmos said construction works were progressing to schedule.
“There’s exciting progress – the brand has been established and the first of our signage has been hand painted onto the exterior of the building. We’re getting closer…”
“The Imperial at Clifton has a lot of promise – historical significance, incredible views, and a unique business model.”
The Imperial at Clifton. The next chapter. Coming soon.
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We are excited to welcome childcare operator MindChamps to our site. MindChamps has crafted a new approach to early learning following extensive research into early learning pedagogy, neuroscience and child psychology, and drawing upon the engagement techniques of theatre.
Located on the far south-west corner of the Club’s Shellharbour site, the benchmark childcare facility is the first of the Club’s diversification projects as set out in the Club’s 20 year Estate Plan.
The Childcare Centre is strongly aligned with the Club’s vision; ‘to enable the community to reach its highest potential’ with childcare facilities identified as a necessity for the growing young, family market in Shellharbour.
Nestled within a dedicated 5000m2, the centre is a unique landscaped site designed to bring the outside-in encouraging integrated outdoor play within a generous natural environment. Including a dedicated music room, art room and in-house chef, the childcare facility is a benchmark facility for Shellharbour and its surrounds.