New Café Expression of Interest – Clem Jones Sports Centre

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A rare opportunity for an entrepreneurial hospitality café operator to launch a new facility in one of Brisbane’s largest and busiest multi-sporting complexes which is currently undergoing a $14 million redevelopment. The Clem Jones Sports Centre is opening expressions of interest to establish and operate a new modern health focused café for an incredibly busy sporting centre that incorporates some fourteen sporting club partners.

A significant concessional rent would be available for the right experienced operator to trade 7 days a week to a ready-made audience of customers generated by the numerous sporting facilities and allied health amenities.  The available space is approximately 120m2 incorporating a 54m2 café and 68m2 back of house. In addition, there is a large covered alfresco dining deck which is classified as “common area”.

The Clem Jones Centre consists of some 42 acres of land hosting numerous sporting activities. Clearly there are significant catering opportunities within these sporting club partnerships.

The actual café is located at the Aquatic Centre thereby providing the dominant opportunities to source customers.  Forming part of the greater Clem Jones Centre, the Aquatic Centre hosts Swimming, Triathlon and Water Polo Clubs.  In addition, there is a gym membership base of 2,500 plus a Learn to Swim School of some 1,700 families who attend on a weekly basis, along with some 100 staff employed at the Aquatic Complex alone. To enhance the commercial opportunity for the café operator the Centre has a “no commercial food” policy allowed at the Aquatic Centre.

On completion of the redevelopment, there will also be additional Allied Health amenities including several medical practices potentially including a General Practice, Physio, Dietician, Psychologist, Podiatrist, Orthopaedic Practice and Radiology Clinic.   

Due to the unique location of the Clem Jones Sports Centre the café will also be ideally placed to capitalise on the high density local residential area providing a café destination in its own right, without customers necessarily being involved in the Sport Centre’s activities.

For more particulars, please contact John Dickson at DWS Hospitality Specialists by email

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