Australian property group Mirvac will add a touch of luxury and wellness to their masterplanned community Tullamore in Doncaster with a new $27 million health and lifestyle club.
In a similar vein to London’s Chelsea Harbour Club and based on the David Lloyd Leisure country clubs, the Doncaster club will feature indoor and outdoor pools, four tennis courts, restaurant dining, crèche and spa facilities.
It will be run by Next Gen health and lifestyle group, making it the company's sixth Australian facility and first in Victoria.
The proposed club will be set around the former Eastern Golf Course’s 1850’s Tullamore homestead which was once owned by Melbourne surgeon Sir Thomas Naughton Fitzgerald and will form the grand centrepiece of the development.
Mirvac have committed more than $1 million for the development and restoration of the homestead which will then be integrated with the club’s new facilities, forming part of the members lounge, with views out to the tennis courts and across the public open space areas within Tullamore.
A residential offering in Mirvac's Tullamore.
“When we began researching the Doncaster Health and Lifestyle Club, we were excited to design a space for Tullamore residents and the wider community that offers a balanced approach to healthy living," Mirvac General Manager of Residential Victoria Elysa Anderson said.
The club will also include a licensed restaurant and café will provide relaxed dining with a healthy menu, cooked fresh daily by a head chef offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Next Gen Managing Director Brett Leahy said Tullamore ticked all of the boxes required for a Next Gen health and lifestyle club.
"It is exciting to know the search is finally over so we can bring the Next Gen lifestyle to Victoria in such a coveted living environment,” he said.
“The design of the new Doncaster Health and Lifestyle Club is progressing well and we can’t wait to introduce the residents of Tullamore and the surrounding areas to the Next Gen Health and Lifestyle concept."The members-only club is expected to appeal to professional families who can drop in for a gym workout, personal training session or tennis lesson while their younger kids enjoy the crèche or the many activity programs for older children. While expected to be popular with Tullamore’s new residents, membership will be open to the broader community.
The proposed facility is expected to open sales for membership in spring 2018 and be fully operational by early 2019, subject to the relevant approvals.