New South Wales
The Plough & Ale Inn fulfills the needs for a great local venue to serve the surrounding community and as a ‘third space’ within walking distance from surrounding residences. Significant collaboration and input from local council during the DA stage resulted in a design that both client and patron can be proud of.
The forms and materiality of the finishes were informed by the strong history and culture of the surrounding area and climate to create contemporary solutions to a site that is significantly visible from all sides.
The 1,000sqm tavern includes two bars, multiple dining spaces, a TAB and sports offering, and potential private function rooms that overlook the manmade lake at the centre of Calderwood. A generous shaded children’s area includes a parents’ deck that provides line of sight over the entire play space. State of the art kitchens are designed to maximise operational efficiency.