Construction Underway on ‘The Pub’, a New Food and Entertainment Venue for Sydney Olympic Park
Following a Welcome to Country from Gadigal elder Uncle Allen Maddenn, a traditional smoking ceremony and dance performance by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe, the official ground-breaking has taken place, hoardings are up and work is underway on Sydney Olympic Park's first standalone pub.
The new 1,380sqm, 4-level venue including an elegant rooftop bar with expansive views is being constructed by FDC Construction & Fitout and set to open in early Spring 2019.
The well-known Cottle and Laundy families have entered a partnership to build and operate this unique pub following negotiations with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. It is fitting that these family friends of some 50 years grew up a stone’s throw from the pub's site on Olympic Boulevard at the foot of ANZ Stadium.
The Pub located on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and the area referred to as the Yulang, is scheduled for completion in time for next year’s NRL grand final with the new venue augmenting other offerings within our precinct, particularly during major events.
The pub will feature a curved glazed design with a large floating roof canopy, designed by Altis Architecture, adding to the vibrancy of the area along with versatile function spaces catering to over 900 people. The open ground floor layout will include a courtyard that connects with Cathy Freeman Park and will provide a lovely place for friends and families to gather for a drink and a bite to eat every day of the week.
In keeping with Sydney Olympic Park's reputation for excellence in design and amenity, the hoardings - necessary but rarely attractive - will be developed to add to the experience of coming to the Park.
Images courtesy Fretwell Photography
Main: L- R Ben Woods - Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Arthur Laundy, Ben Cottle
Bottom: Traditional Smoking Ceremony - Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe