Lendlease has started construction on a $16 million family-friendly tavern at Yarrabilba, Brisbane, as part of an $11 billion master planned community.
Owned by the McGuire Hotel Group, the tavern will offer dining spaces, family areas, a kids’ zone, dedicated sports bar, and large outdoor lounge as well facilities for meetings and functions including weddings catering for up to 80 guests.
Occupying a 4,000-square metre site in the heart of the community on the corner of Wongallan Drive and Shaw Street, the tavern will be adjacent to Coles shopping centre and represents a major addition to Yarrabilba’s first retail hub.
Construction work is expected to create employment for more than 100 tradespeople. Upon completion, the tavern will create more than 60 ongoing jobs.
Lendlease Development Director for Yarrabilba, Michelle Wooldridge said the new tavern will be a major milestone for our community and a fantastic destination for Yarrabilba residents and others from the surrounding areas to socialise, relax and connect.
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“It’s perfectly aligned with our vision to make Yarrabilba a truly unique and self-contained community for people of all ages,” Wooldridge said.
“It also supports our commitment to creating local jobs, which is underpinned by Lendlease’s plans for a future 100+ hectare mixed industry and business precinct and a thriving town centre with an estimated 40,000-50,000 square metres for retail.”
McGuire Hotel Group Operations Manager Matthew McGuire said the tavern site, which is in a prime location to service the community, has allowed the company to design a top-class facility.
“We are extremely proud to be bringing our longstanding expertise of more than 100 years in the hospitality industry to Yarrabilba. The industry is part of our DNA and this community attracted us because of its significant growth and its exciting potential,” McGuire said.
“The relaxed ambience produced by the design, with its attention to bespoke fixtures and landscaping, goes well beyond what is normally offered within a suburban setting and will be an exciting addition to our portfolio of 10 hotels in Queensland.’’