The Very Best of Everything – Erindale Refurbishment
After significant planning and community consultation we have now commenced the largest refurbishment ever undertaken at Erindale Vikings. The refurbishment will be staged over several months and
the Club will continue to trade as per normal throughout.
Brick & Basil
Feedback Driven Development
Part of the initial refurbishment planning welcomed input from our Members and stakeholders. Surveys and Focus Groups were conducted with different Member segments focusing on the
future direction of the Erindale Vikings Club. By understanding your expectations and hopes we have been able to focus the refurbishment to meet and exceed your expectations. Some of the key insights, directly quoted from Member surveys and focus groups included;
“More indoor play facilities, corners and games for kids.”
“The meals don’t suit me. More food options.”
“The dining room is a bit tired and unable to cope with the numbers of people that eat there.”
“A club I can be proud of.”
It is this natured feedback that has influenced the future refurbished Erindale Vikings.
How will the refurbishment affect me?
The staging plan has been designed to ensure the club continues to trade throughout the entirety of the refurbishment project. There will be slight changes to how Members and guests use our venue; such as alternate entry points and staged closure to certain areas. However, the Bistro, Bar and Member services will be fully operational only with limited restrictions.
It is worth noting that the refurbishment will slightly impact the following;
Entry to the Venue
Please keep your eye out for directional signage when entering the club as there will be an alternative entry via the previous Auditorium lobby.
Layout of the Venue
The layout of the club will be altered as per the new floor plan.
Closure of Some Areas
Hoarding will block access to certain parts of the club while they undergo refurbishment.
Some seating will be lost during the project and therefore we highly recommend you book a table in advance at Kutas Bistro by phoning (02) 6121 2116.
Meeting and Exceeding your Expectations
The refurbishment will transform the Erindale Club to reflect new trends in food and entertainment for our community. We will become your one-stop entertainment precinct, with multiple dining options, bars, outdoor spaces, entertainment and kid’s areas. The traditional Club layout will mould to make way for a fit-out that will rival some of the city’s top dining and bar establishments.
One of the major focuses of the development is the improvement of the Club’s dining offering for Members. This will include the construction of multiple dining outlets located within the venue, promising to provide members and their guests with a more diverse food offering combined with flexible seating options.
“There has been a cultural change in terms of people’s perceptions of food in clubs and elsewhere,” Anthony Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Vikings said. “People are wanting more options. They want to know where their produce comes from. They want an entertainment factor with their food. That is what we are doing here, is offering a great varied experience.”
The refurbishment will see the introduction of a new casual Italian Restaurant – Brick &Basil, modern Bistro – The Cookery plus trendy bar options. “We will branch out into different styles of food
and at different price points,” Hill stated.
Backyard patios, terraces and outdoor dining. The refurbished venue will offer a selection of alfresco spaces to escape to all year round. Step out from the Sideline Bar down to the backyard patio, where you can sip on your drink of choice in the sunshine or move outside with your bowl of pasta and dine under the stars.
The perfect venue for a family outing with two play areas – one indoor and another outdoor plus new kids meals at all dining outlets. The outdoor play equipment will have the kid’s running around on adventures while you can relax in the beer garden. In the cooler months, the little ones can retreat inside and play with interactive toys and digital games.
The Vikings Group employs over 200 locals and construction will put even more jobs and money into the local economy.