The demolition of the old Enoggera Bowls Club has been completed, marking the first big milestone of the $12-million redevelopment project.
Despite a few challenges encountered, such as uncovering the several layers of concrete slab and asbestos across the site, demolition of the old facilities have been completed in November. Aside from soil remediation works, stormwater drainage digging and pouring of the tilt panels have commenced as well.
The sod turning ceremony was held this December with Club President – Terry Holmes, Lifetime Member – Jackie Doyle, Club members – Peter Glancy and Brian Cosford, Niclin Group Managing Director – Nick Cave, Hon Tim Mander, and Hon Mark Furner in attendance.
Enoggera Bowls November 2018
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The site, located at 68 – 72 Pickering Street in Enoggera, is being redeveloped for multi-use precinct including two covered bowling greens, sporting facilities, retail tenancies, and a new clubhouse. Expected to open in 2019, the project will cost about $12 million.
Over the course of 10 months, Niclin Group will build a large commercial building at the front block which will be split into four retail tenancies that will be occupied by Beaumont Tiles, Rocksports, and X Golf. There will be a two-level bowls club at the rear of the site with Cafe 63 occupying the lower floor and My First Gym located on the second floor. Sports Build, on the other hand, will construct the world-class lawn bowls courts.
Enoggera Bowls Club Inc (the Club) had its first clubhouse constructed in 1940. The Club consisted of the Men’s and Ladies’ club, until 1966 — the year that saw its own Edna Horton winning the Queensland Singles Championship and the clubs merged and run as an inclusive organisation.
Two additional greens were constructed in 1970, bringing the Club’s total to four greens — the first club in Queensland to have as many. To cater to the growing needs of the community, the Club has expanded its services apart from social events and competitions, to hosting other events like Futsal and beach volleyball.