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Progress is continuing rapidly at the Club with walls up, ceiling joists and now some of the ceilings going in.

Exciting times! 

Hornby club building progress October 2019

Hornby club building progress October 2019 aerial view

The contract with Contract Construction has been signed and it's all go on the redevelopment front. As soon as the foundation work has been completed the building will start.

The first bit of concrete slab has gone down in the wee hours of this chilly August morning. It's exciting to see it starting to take shape.


The weather is improving, and our building is starting to take shape.

The latest images show the building's outline with the majority of concrete foundation now complete.

Hornby Working Mens Club aerial view

In the beginning of June we saw progress go in a different direction...up!

Some structural supports have been put in place, trenches for pipework are being dug and the building's foundation have started to take shape.

It was great to see all the concrete trucks lining up for an early morning pour.

It's been a slow couple of months getting things tidy after all the demolition, but the site has now been completely cleared and is ready for work to begin.

We are looking forward to seeing some movement out there!


The luck of the Irish is with us in March.

We had a bit of demolition delay last month when a bit more asbestos was found. Specialist removals sealed it off  for a clean up that took around 2 weeks to complete. But we're making progress again with the digger working 6 days a week.

January has brought some big changes to the shape of the club!

Despite the wear and tear on our nerves from all the noise and shaking, it has been really neat to watch the the machinery and all the contractors at work.

Some great aerial photos were taken this month of the progress to date. Isn't it strange to look at the Chalmers Restaurant in this state?

The next portion of demolition will be the Westview lounge, followed by the 2 storey function rooms.

We are excitedly approaching our November start date. There has been a lot of action going on behind the scenes getting ready for this moment.

The gym is now closed and the Westview Lounge & Chalmers Restaurant will have their farewell weekend 26-28 October.

We have lots of entertainment planned for the Sports Hall and the Club Cafe & Main Bar will still be open 7 days.

Keep your eye on our website to follow the progress.

As the redevelopment of our Club begins, one of the ways we will keep you up to date on the latest construction and development news is through our monthly newsletter.

It is exciting to finally start work on the redevelopment and we look forward to the new and improved Club opening in November 2020.

Though the Club is in a phase of redevelopment, we are still committed to providing you with great service and a place for you to connect, find friendship and enjoy our sporting and entertainment options.

The intention of this blog is to keep our members and friends informed throughout the process of our upcoming remodel. This is a very exciting time as we look toward the future of the club, and what we can do to make the Hornby Working Men's Club the best it can be. At this point in the process, we are still trying to nail down all the fine details. Once we have finalised this, we will then publish the new plans and start the consent process with the Council.

November 1, 19

Progress is continuing rapidly at the Club with walls up, ceiling joists and now some of the ceilings going in.

October 2, 19

The first shipment of walls have arrived, and are being craned into position.