Project Bunjil Place
Architect Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Location Narre Warren, Victoria
Framing Used SBS Ultra Frame / Pre-Fabricated Internal Balustrades & Bulkheads, Ground Floor Walls, Sunshades, Spandrel Facade and Nose Cone Feature Framing
Bunjil Place; the largest community and civic facility undertaken by a local council is a hallmark project for Melbourne’s East.
With a budget of $125 million, features include an 800 seat regional theatre, studio, regional art gallery, function centre, community library, meeting rooms and plaza.
SBS Group was approached to develop lightweight pre-fabricated framing solutions to solve many challenges faced by the on site construction teams.
By combining 15+ years of design and construction expertise, the SBS Group team designed, detailed, fabricated and delivered multiple internal and external smarter framing alternatives.
BALUSTRADE & BULKHEAD FRAMING
The use of lightweight framing eliminated the costly curving of structural steel and battens for the internal balustrade and bulkhead features.
Installation was faster and easier with less on site labour. Cladding and plaster materials were directly fixed to the frames with rebates and coffers also included within the bulkhead frame design.
THEATRE SEATING FRAMING
Stepped framing was designed and manufactured to support seating loads and allow for direct fix of flooring. By removing the structural steel, frames were installed without the use of cranage.
GROUND FLOOR WALL, SUNSHADE & SPANDREL FACADE FRAMING
Framing was customised to suit the curved facade specifications, allowing easy and fast installation once on site. Lightweight modules were engineered, fabricated to site specifications and then craned into place in large units once on site.
NOSE CONE FACADE FRAMING
A structural lightweight 3D truss solution was developed to support the composite panel cladding. Sections were pre-fabricated and then fixed together to form straight, cranked, double cranked and tapered nose cone frames. Engineering concealed lifting points and customised fixing cleat/brackets simplified the installation process.