Port City Bowling Club

Port City Bowling Club originally had a cost plan for refurbishments of around $8-9 million, well in excess of their budget of around $5 million. Paynter Dixon worked with this long-standing client to value engineer a construction solution that would bring the costs within their budget constraints.

The urban/industrial décor and finishes chosen provided a more contemporary look and feel for the Club, while at the same time appealing to a more diverse base of patrons. An added benefit of this approach was the substantial reduction in construction costs due to reduced finishes costs.

The Club was expanded over the No. 1 bowling green to include a new foyer and entrance area, relocation of the gaming machines, a new café and bar and new childrens’ play area overlooking the bowling green. The new entrance has provided direct access to Owen Street and enables patrons to be dropped off and picked up in inclement weather. The Club is delighted with the increased patronage and revenues that the upgrades have provided.