888 Collins Street – Victoria Harbour

888 Collins Street – Victoria Harbour

Project Overview
  • Project 888 Collins Street – Victoria Harbour

  • Builder Lend Lease

  • Architect Woods Bagot

  • Location Docklands, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Column Framing

With a unique facade design never before seen in the city, 888 Collins Street is an apartment project with a difference. Featuring a LED-wrapped display, the 35 vertical beams light up the building in a dramatic demonstration based on real live data from the Bureau of Meteorology. SBS Group was invited to design and manufacture a lightweight structural system for the column framing, incorporating the lighting shafts.


Detailed to taper in two directions, the pre-fabricated alternative replaced the proposed intensive structural steel design and top hats. Framing was 3D CAD modelled and manufactured true and accurate using superior high strength light gauge steel, engineered and certified to BCA code requirements.


Column frames were delivered to site as two part sections for simple fixing off to the building structure without the use of any cranage. Cladding was then directly fixed, eliminating the need for conventional packing and top hats.