Not just a fresh coat of paint...
It's been a long time coming, but Camberwell Hockey Club are finally underway with their clubhouse redevelopment. Battling through various different planning process stages, approvals, and general red tape, the old pavilion has finally been demolished and our brand new home is well underway.
It's unusual to have an opportunity to overhaul a clubhouse like this, so in conjunction with the Boorondara Council and Ireland Brown Construction, Camberwell have something very special on the way. We've taken full advantage of this rare opportunity to develop something worthy of the next phase of our existence.
A new home for CHC
As the largest club in Victoria, and still growing, our existing facilities were beginning to feel very tired. Barely capable of supporting a quarter of us, the the old pavilion was only just scraping by in 2017. With our new facilities, the Camberwell Hockey Club will finally have a place to call home, that can support our ever growing needs for the next phase of our development.
Unparalleled Player Facilities
Are players are the core of our club, our very reason for being, so we wanted to ensure that every single one of them, from the first timer Hook in2 Hockey kid, to the seasoned premier league veteran had access to nothing but the best facilities to help their game. A brand new gym, AV/Match Review equipment, spa, state of the art ice baths and a dedicated physio space are just a few of the improvements we're adding to the facility for our players.
Partnering with the best
This entire project wouldn't have been possible without the amazing support we've received from the Boroondara Council. It's refreshing to see our sport receive such attention and budget from the council, who are genuinely committed to improving the quality of sport and community facilities around the area. Ireland Brown Cosntructions have been nothing but professional and on time since commencement of the project, our thanks to them for their hard work on our new facilities.
In the depths of winter, in the middle of the season, demolition finally begins on the old Matlock Reserve pavilion, making way for our brand new building. Strange perspectives appear out of nowhere, with the ground unusually visible from Carinda Road. Carparking becomes chaos, spectators from competing clubs patiently deal with our difficult access conditions.
$50K FUNDRAISING REACHED
Structure Begins to Emerge
Now a few months into the project, the club has begun to settle into their new temporary accomodation in the portables. The power crisis still hasn't been resolved, and the massive generator powering our lights continues to be a bone of contention with our neighbours. After patiently waiting for foundations to be poured, we finally start to see the structure emerge out of the ground.
$120K Fundraising Reached
First Floor Emerges
With the Christmas break now in our rear view mirror, Ireland Brown are back on site completing their work. The first floor concrete slab has been laid, and the steel frame for the first floor is now well and truly giving us a nice impression of the scale of this project.