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Designing For Your Community


Whittlesea Bowls Club has been shortlisted for CCV’s Club Renovation Award 2021.

Whitlesea Bowls Club Short Listed for Club Award

The recently renovated Whittlesea Bowls Club on the outskirts of Melbourne has been embraced by club members.


The brief to Insite Architects Hospitality division was to extend the dining, bistro and lounges, build a new, larger function centre (seating 250 patrons) and create a grander entrance to the Club more in keeping with the contemporary design.


The Insite team chose timeless, natural materials and a palate of blues and greens to echo the regional location of the venue, and the outlook the club enjoys.


Whittlesea is a rapidly growing area and the Club has an active membership and strong bowls division. The renovations cater for a variety of members from retirees to families, as well as function patrons celebrating major events.


The renovations have elevated the Club’s offer and all areas have enjoyed increased patronage as a result.


The Club has been shortlisted for the CCV Club Renovation Of The Year Award, to be announced in October.


Whittlesea Bowls Club alfresco areas adding value to the local community. 

Bate Merges With Insite

Hospitality specialist James Bate brings decades of experience to Insite Architects and now heads the Hospitality division of the practice.


James and his growing team are well versed in all aspects of hospitality in clubs, pubs and venues, as well as restaurants and cafes. They understand the functionality of venues and back-of house operations for commercial kitchens, cool rooms and bars, as well as club sporting activities, wagering and gaming plus function spaces and events.


“I’m working with the best team I’ve ever had,” James said. “I’m delighted to be at Insite and lead the design for our hospitality clients.”

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The team from Insite Architects, incorporating the new hospitality division.

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