The resort central facilities incorporate the following uses in three single-storey organic form buildings:
– Reception, lobby and administration area
– Restaurant and bar (open to the public)
– Central kitchen and food service area
– Conference and function facilities (available for hire)
– Multi-purpose room (yoga, kids club, weddings)
– Lagoon swimming pool and kids play area
– Poolside café
– Day spa (open to the public).
Architect Renders / Steven Wirthensohn
The $2 billion Collins Square project is the largest of its kind currently under development in Australia and seamlessly integrates commercial, retail, public and civic spaces into one bustling precinct, with over 46,000 people forecast to visit the site daily.
Designed by award winning Melbourne architectural firm, Bates Smart, the master plan incorporates five interconnected commercial towers with separate architectural identities to ensure design synergy. The world class 14,000 sqm retail precinct, designed by Buchan Group, will deliver staff and visitors a varied and engaging retail experience. With Bar Nacional, Chiara, Long Shot and the acclaimed ‘Lunch Room’ already setting the benchmark, the retail mix at Collins Square will be complemented with convenience services, fashion, grocery and specialty retailers.
At completion, Collins Square will comprise 200,000 sqm NLA across five commercial towers, a two level 14,000 sqm retail precinct and the refurbishment of the Southern Good Shed.
Collins Square Vista
Essendon Fields Events Centre – Melbourne’s newest state-of-the-art major events centre will accommodate all kinds of events from intimate occasions, corporate functions and launches to international conventions, grand scale celebrations and showcases. It will boast a significant porte cochere entrance lobby, large pre-function areas, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and broadcast facilities. The 1700m2 event space will feature flexible and sub-divisible column free areas and a covered outdoor space with landscaped surrounds that will provide the flexibility for major indoor/outdoor exhibitions and events.
Events Centre masterplan
The Victorian Racing Club has commissioned Bates Smart, the architects behind Federation Square, Crown Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital to design the replacement for the historic members’ grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, and hopes it can open the new facility in time for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. The ‘entertainment venue’ includes three restaurants, eight bars and a rooftop garden, and will be built on the site of the existing stand.
Architects rendering of New VRC Club Stand at Flemington
Scheduled to finish in early 2013, works are currently underway on extensions and renovations to the main lodge. Works include 80 seat Lounge bar, 250 seat open plan Ballroom, Pre function space for 200 people, Three large separate format Function Rooms, two separate Boardrooms, and increased Restaurant capacity to 150 seats.
Current RACV Inverloch Resort
The brief to Chris Love design encompassed completely refitting bar and hospitality areas including main kitchen, and secondary reheating kitchen to service function and boardroom ares. Bar and wet areas have also been redesigned and rebuilt.
RACV Inverloch is a first class facility, winning the 2011 Victorian Tourism Award for best Deluxe Accommodation. The redesign features clever environmental building design, and the new design will represent Victoria at the National Tourism awards.
RACV Inverloch Resort Redesign