Westfield Whitford City Redevelopment – Stage 1
- Zincalume Weatherline
- Façade Cladding using Equitone Tectiva Rainscreen System
As part of the updating of Westfield Whitford City shopping centre, DENMAC played a critical role in completing the façade works to the cinema areas of the redevelopment.
The main façade to the eastern building is approximately 16m tall with an offset horizontal joint pattern within the Equitone system presenting many design challenges that needed to be considered and overcome. As part of the project requirements the design was also modelled in 3D for coordination purposes. The Equitone pattern includes five (5) different colours from the Tectiva range with the pattern varying subtly on each elevation, meaning the install team needed to be extra vigilant as to colour positioning.
Construction phase of the project was very quick with approximate 2000m 2 of the Zinc Weatherline and Equitone Rainscreen being installed in four (4) months. Access to the areas varied between scaffold and EWP depending on if the installation team were working over existing building or had clear access. Due to the site being a brownfields project, there were many challenges including limited site access for access equipment, lack of laydown area and difficulty scheduling deliveries. All the Equitone sheets were prepared (cut and drilled) onsite by the install team and at the peak of the project there were fifteen (15) team members onsite operating out of multiple booms and scissors.