In 2008, Brisbane Lions approached HCS to find a suitable site for their new social club that would maximise their return on investment. The Springwood region was selected and an application was submitted to OLGR for a 200 machine gaming licence. HCS was contracted to undertake the full design and construction of the facility, while also project managing the build. We then entered into a Management Agreement to oversee all aspects of the business on behalf of the Brisbane Lions, allowing them to focus solely on their football operations.
Since opening in November 2010, the club has become one of Queensland’s most successful venues. It currently boasts over 120,000 social members and is regarded as the best AFL Social Club in Australia. Its spectacular architecture, innovative interior design and signage have won many accolades and awards.
Having already delivered over $24 Million in clear net profits to the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club, in 2017, the Lions Football Board in association with HCS, commenced a comprehensive masterplan design to take the Lions social club into 2020 and beyond. The masterplan facility (Stage One now complete and returning over 13% year on year growth) will establish and ensure a solid and profitable ongoing cash flow for the football club.