Construction commences on Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Club

29th February 2020

Construction of the multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art health and lifestyle club has commenced with the redevelopment of the historic Tullamore homestead at Doncaster’s sought-after masterplanned community, Tullamore by Mirvac, in Melbourne’s east.

Award-winning property developer Mirvac has partnered with Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Clubs to deliver Next Gen Doncaster, as part of its promise to delivery outstanding amenity for residents, as well as retaining the former Eastern Golf Course homestead in the Tullamore community. It will be Next Gen’s first health and lifestyle club in Victoria and is set to become one of the group’s flagship locations in Australia.

Mirvac’s General Manager for Residential Victoria, Elysa Anderson, said demolition of the existing golf club house is now complete with excavation and footings work underway. Completion is anticipated for summer 2021.

“In line with Mirvac’s purpose to reimagine urban life, and as part of our focus on delivering an outstanding living environment with exceptional amenity for our Tullamore residents, Next Gen Doncaster members will have access to the very latest in health and wellness innovations,” she said.
Ms Anderson went on to say that Mirvac had “full confidence in Next Gen’s ability to incorporate the Tullamore homestead within the new club facilities with utmost respect to the site’s heritage”.

“As part of the project, Next Gen has committed to a number of considerations to ensure facades with local heritage significance will be visually prominent and fully restored to replicate the original form of the homestead, as well as the reinstatement of the former two-level veranda and deck.

“The redevelopment will be sympathetic to the heritage homestead and the well-known and much-loved nearby oak tree will be preserved and protected as part of the leafy Tullamore landscape.”

Award-winning Australian construction company, Becon Constructions, has been appointed as the builder on the one-of-a-kind redevelopment, with architectural design by global firm, DWP.

The new 11,000-square-metre club will service both the Tullamore and broader Manningham community and will create around 50 to 60 jobs once open. It will feature cutting-edge training equipment and a range of health, fitness and lifestyle amenities, including a full schedule of studio classes, resort-style indoor and outdoor heated pools, a premium spa retreat, four tennis courts, a members’ lounge and a licensed café.

Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Clubs CEO, Brett Leahy, said all Next Gen clubs were built on sites with strong sporting heritage, which held “a natural synergy with Tullamore’s rich golfing history”.

“The team is looking forward to bringing together the new and the old, while celebrating the heritage of the Tullamore homestead with a faithful restoration, integrating it seamlessly into the club for a new generation to enjoy,” he said.

“We are delighted to partner with Mirvac to open our first club in Victoria, and are confident we can bring Doncaster and surrounding residents an exciting new health and lifestyle experience.”
Next Gen Doncaster will further enhance the comprehensive amenity at Tullamore by Mirvac, joining the proposed café within the stables building, planned to open in 2021. Spanning 47 hectares and comprising approximately 850 residences, Tullamore has become one of Mirvac’s most sought-after masterplanned communities, with more than 20 per cent of the site devoted to open green spaces.