Hellenic Club of Canberra Refurbishment – Bars


Hellenic Club of Canberra Refurbishment

How Savil Projects delivered a complete refurbishment of 3 Bars and a Restaurant to a fully operational 50,000-member club, running a 24/7 program of works, with completion in an accelerated 6-week program.

Our Construction team work with you to manage and deliver your venue refurbishment. We work with internal stakeholders, architects, and designers to offer flexible options, such as staged commercial construction renovations. Your refurbishment doesn’t have to be complicated.

“Savil Projects was engaged by the Hellenic Club to deliver our most recent layers of renovations. The renovations included tight time frames, strict budgets, flexible working hours and a high standard of work. All the criteria exceeded expectations and resulted in delivering the project ahead of schedule. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dimitri and his team/contractors throughout this process. I would strongly recommend using Savil Projects and will do so for future projects.”
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Michael Douros
Operations Manager at the Hellenic Club

Savil Projects were engaged to complete the construction refurbishment project for the Hellenic Club of Canberra. Over a 6-week period, Savil Projects worked around the clock 24/7 to renovate the Triton Lounge bar, the Bistro Bar, the Sports Lounge and Bar, and Filos Taverna, all whilst the clubs’ bars, restaurants and entertainment areas remained fully operational throughout the project.

The Hellenic Club of Canberra has a proud history spanning over 40 years in Woden. With 50,000 members frequenting its three restaurants, cafe, bars, lounge, and an award-winning sports bar, as well as three major function rooms. The club has continued its proud and rich history positioned at the centre of its community as a prominent social and cultural venue both in the Woden Valley and broader Canberra.

How Savil Projects managed the refurbishment without interruption to the club’s operations

The Club was to remain fully operational for members and guests to utilise the function rooms, restaurants, bistro, gaming, and bar areas. Throughout the project, we worked closely with management to ensure minimal disruption to the members and clientele, completing heavy works during downtime hours to keep noise to a minimum, and managing a 24/7 schedule to expedite the completion of the refurbishments.

We carried out the refurbishments one section at a time, to accommodate regular meal sittings and events, as well as scheduled club and promotional events, starting with the Filos restaurant and then moving onto the Triton Lounge Bar, the Sports lounge Bar, followed by the Bistro Bar and finally the Sports Lounge itself.

The works were meticulously planned, and materials were ordered well in advance, to operate on a very tight 24/7 schedule, and to ensure a very quick turn-around of fewer than ten days on each section/stage. This ensured the client did not have to close their operations throughout the refurbishment period, and that their guests could still enjoy full use of the facilities.

With interiors and finishes designed by Architect Steven Cetrtek, of Thursday Architecture, all aspects of the Refurbishment had special attention to detail with the inclusion of wall tiles in a blended herringbone pattern specially imported from Spain, and custom-built illuminated wine and drinks shelving to match and blend the herringbone design.

We stripped the bars completely to the interior concrete walls and installed new flooring, cool rooms, beer lines, customised stainless steel bar benches, fridges and equipment and fixtures to create a modern yet versatile aesthetic.

Savil Projects communicated regularly with updates to management and all stakeholders, provided ongoing photographic site and progress reports, and managed all works to ensure that project completion was not delayed. This included carrying out plumbing, lighting, flooring, tiling, refrigeration, air-conditioning and new beer line and beer fount works.


Our client was very impressed with the speed in which the works were completed, the results of the refurbishments, and the fact that they did not have to lose business throughout the refurbishment period.

Breathing new life into your club doesn’t have to be hard, or disruptive. Let our qualified construction team manage your club refurbishment.

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