As the first stage of three that will see a total re-development of the The Lion Sports Club, this initial phase involved a major refurbishment of the clubs restaurant, cafe and lounge spaces, and the addition of a new grand entry, porte cochere, multi level carpark, sports bar and restaurant terraces.

The existing entry and associated areas were demolished and re-imagined to create a grand new foyer space and external set down area, centred around a large water feature topped with a cast bronze lion statue, with the intent of creating a impressive patron experience upon arrival at the venue. The new sports bar features a virtual ‘sports stadium’ with plush tiered seating embracing an enormous 13 metre wide sports screen capable of showing 9 different live events simultaneously. The new restaurant and adjoining terrace were designed to take full advantage of the view North over the sports fields whilst creating a modern, light filled and voluminous interior.

“Cayas are great collaborators. They really understand our vision and what we’re trying to create, and they feel like part of our team.” — Justin Hall, General Manager


Client: The Lion, Richlands

Year completed - 2017

Photographer: Toby Scott Photography