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Thornlie sports club facilities tender

Published on Thursday 13 July, 2017

Hands on development plans

The City of Gosnells has awarded the tender to design the proposed Thornlie Bowling Club and Thornlie Tennis Club redevelopment to Hodge Collard Preston Architects.

The City received submissions from 19 architectural and design firms, and selected Hodge Collard Preston Architects from a shortlist of four companies.

The proposed facilities will accommodate up to 500 people and include meeting rooms, administration offices, toilets and locker rooms, a match office, equipment storage, a workroom for equipment repairs, apparel areas, an al fresco area and undercover viewing areas. There will also be a function space for 300 people.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said the selection of the architect brought the much-needed facility another step closer to fruition.

“Both the bowling club and the tennis club have grown significantly since they were established in the 1960s and 1970s and their existing facilities are outdated and inadequate,” Mayor Searle said.

Thornlie Bowling Club director Rick Scupham said club members were very happy that the City had progressed to this stage of the redevelopment project.

“This project is very important to the members of the Thornlie Bowling Club, and we have been working towards it for a long time,” Mr Scupham said.

“We are really looking forward to seeing the design that the architect comes up with.”

Thornlie Bowling Club has 600 members and its current facilities are limited to accommodate 249 people. Thornlie Tennis Club has 180 members and its facilities accommodate 50 people.

The redevelopment project is being funded by the City of Gosnells, the State and Federal governments and Thornlie Bowling Club.