The Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence (COE) was once a pipe- dream but if you have driven past 1 Bryant Dr Tuggerah recently, you will see that it is now a functioning reality.
Deep into ‘stage two’ of the CBA approved development that includes a six-storey office building; The Mariners 50 million dollar investment into the Central Coast is continuing to expand.
Stage one included the Soccer5s facility, YMCA Swim School and the Mariners’ purpose built training facilities – stage two is set to be open for business in February 2016.
The six-storey structure includes two levels of medical suites; four stories of leased office space (including CCM HQ); 140 additional car spaces; a café; and shopfront for our official supporters merchandise outlet.
Central Coast Mariners Owner, Mike Charlesworth is excited to watch the COE grow on what is “free-hold” land (owned by Charlesworth) that is a further symbol of his long-term commitment to the Central Coast.
“Construction of stage two is well underway thanks to our partners, North Construction which entails a 10 000 square metre office block where the Mariners will of course base themselves, among other companies.
“The COE is on its way to becoming one of Australia’s finest sporting centres and the envy of the Hyundai A-League,” Charlesworth said.
With stage one and two set to be completed and fully operational by February next year, this paves the way for stages three, four and five which include (but are not limited to):
- Public gym and function rooms
- Indoor sports facility with a spectators viewing deck
- 80-room hotel and 80 serviced apartments
- Outdoor entertainment precinct and Mariners Pub
- Two additional training pitches accompanied by a 1200 seat stadium
Of course the Central Coast Mariners football and back office departments will benefit from state of the art facilities but the ultimate aim is to develop a precinct that will host international and domestic football squads during training camps.
There is still time to be a part of the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence. Office space is 85% pre-committed and all lease enquiries can be directed to Ty Blanch on 0421 645 961 at LJ Hooker Commercial. Click here for further details: www.ccm-coe.com.au.