Swanston Square

Swanston Square

Project Overview
  • Project Swanston Square

  • Builder Probuild Constructions

  • Architect ARM Architecture

  • Location Melbourne, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Ultra Frame (Pre-Finished Aluminium Framing) / SBS Smart Frame (Privacy Screens) / SBS Smart Hob (Formwork Framing)

Swanston Square… a heritage multi-cultural apartment complex that stands out from the rest. With its vibrant carpark facade and external curved horizontal lines, the development focuses on striking features, ejecting colour into Melbourne’s city skyline. In a joint venture, developer Grocon tendered Probuild Constructions with the responsible task of construction.
SBS Group became involved in the initial stages, incorporating the numerous designs requiring pre-fabricated framing. Value managed solutions required pre-cladding the carpark facade and apartment privacy screens. With no cranage allowance, SBS evaluated and designed a functional engineered facade system, meeting the subcontractors and architects specifications. Lightweight, smart engineered and efficient aluminium and cold formed framing was pre-fabricated off site and quickly installed. As SBS products were being fixed on site, other applications soon became obvious. Known for its ability to fabricate complex and simple framing solutions off site, SBS redesigned traditional complicated structures and provided a smarter alternative for the feature cave door, resulting in improving profit margins for the builder and contractor alike. The project also utilised SBS Smart Hobs, an efficient pre-fabricated and permanent formwork system, providing a fast and reliable alternative to conventionally forming hobs on site.