24 June 2016
Bunjil Place, the City of Casey’s newest and largest iconic infrastructure project is now becoming a reality.
With a budget of $125 million and a name inspired by Aboriginal legacy, the cultural, community and civic facility will link the future with the past in a unique way. Set to become a gathering place, features include an 800 seat regional theatre, studio, regional art gallery, function centre, community library and meeting rooms, council offices and a community plaza.
The project has been hailed as the ‘The Federation Square of Melbourne’s East’ by Urban Melbourne and is located in Narre Warren, 40kms from the city. It’s no ordinary design either – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp won the design competition for the precinct in January 2014 with a contemporary and innovative proposal that is truly inspiring from all angles – representing the shape of a native bird.
Construction is underway with Brookfield Multiplex as the principal contractor with numerous contractors set to add their expertise. SBS Group, a specialist in pre-fabrication, are pleased to be involved with this iconic project, designing and manufacturing pre-fabricated lightweight solutions including ground floor external wall, column and spandrel/facade framing. Other challenges also include the innovative pre-fabricated/pre-clad 3 dimensional nose cone trusses to be installed using SBS Ultra Frame technology.
The project is expected to be completed late 2017 with 1 million visitors expected per year upon completion.
It’s a great project and we’ll be following the progress closely – download our Company Profile and we’ll send you updated news as the framing is manufactured in our factory and delivered to site for installation!