Parkwood Tavern

We recently undertook a major refurbishment of the Parkwood Tavern, located on the Gold Coast, modernising and enhancing the popular venue’s overall offering.

We worked with Cayas & Ward Architects who conceptualised a design that breathed life into the venue, merging the outdoor and indoor areas to achieve an open, inviting space.

The demolition of the sports bar and outdoor dining area unearthed previous undocumented renovations, latent conditions within the ceiling, and overloading of beams, which required us to correct prior works and reinforce elements of the building.

The layout of the two areas was then transformed and integrated using bi-fold doors and modern VJ panelling, combining to provide a traditional ‘Queenslander’ appearance with a modern twist.

The dated, unused dance floor and stage were also absorbed to provide a larger, more useful space for patrons.

Complex paint transitions were appointed inside, with various colour transitions between facades, and the installation of curved bulkheads and copper aluminium cladding add to the exterior presence of the venue.

The now expansive sports bar was fitted with three side-by-side projectors and wall-mounted TVs surrounded by fresh feature joinery.

We were also able to retain the existing beer python system, modifying the slab to relocate it, keeping costs down for the client.

Supply shortages were encountered and overcome throughout this project, requiring us to order long lead-time supplies well in advance.

The Tavern traded until 3am every day, despite extensive demolition and construction works, achieved through the use of designated walkways and relocation of the gaming area and kitchen.

The much-loved venue has been returned to its former glory and is now positioned as one of the Gold Coast’s premier community Taverns, inviting patrons with its mix of traditional styling with modern design flair.

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Project facts

  • Completed: 2022
  • Construction timeframe: 17 weeks
  • Cost range: Under $5 million

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