ARMSTRONG Upgrade Set to Redefine Club Living!
The $7.5 million Club Armstrong is the social heart of the Armstrong community, with its host of first-class facilities and recreational spaces.
The club is exclusively available to eligible Armstrong dwellers and is hugely popular, with residents regularly enjoying the café, gym, tennis courts, swimming pool and function space to kick back and relax.
The beauty of Club Armstrong is that it’s much more than a resort-style club with a luxurious feel. It’s the nucleus of the community, a central meeting place that’s close to home and a welcoming haven for residents to catch up with neighbours and make new friends.
Like every unique Villawood Residents’ Club, it’s an investment in the health and happiness of residents. And like every good investment, it’s worth maintaining and improving over time. With a major upgrade planned for the club in 2022, it’s set to redefine club living once again.
The number of new residents at Armstrong has grown substantially since Club Armstrong was first built and COVID-19 has meant more people have been working from home. The upgrade will see the existing shed, which was previously used as a community ‘Men’s Shed’ refurbished and extended to become a new multi-purpose room with kitchenette.
Connected to this will be a new double-storey building with a welcoming lobby and lift, a communal office and deck overlooking the existing resort pool. There will also be a second multi-purpose room on level one with balcony and kitchenette.
Before COVID-19, the club’s function space was booked out every weekend for birthdays and other family celebrations and it was decided that another multi-purpose function room was needed for residents. After the upgrade, there will be more reasons to celebrate life at Armstrong, with both multi-purpose rooms available for residents to book out for private functions.
The upgrade also reflects the evolution of the way people live and work, which has changed over the past two years. The new communal office space will give residents a new flexible workspace option, as an alternative to working from home.
The upgrade has been designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke with the focus on social connection and well-being for the thriving community. Construction is anticipated to begin in Q1 2022 and residents and staff at Armstrong will be keeping an eagle eye on progress.
Jacky Bassett, centre manager at Club Armstrong says: “We’re absolutely thrilled and can’t wait for the new addition. It’s going to be a huge asset to our facility and the community. Since Villawood’s announced the new building for our club, we’ve been busily planning how we see the usage come to life.”