Latrobe Valley Gov. Hub


Latrobe Valley Gov. Hub


Castlerock Property


WMK Architecture


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Latrobe Valley Gov. Hub

Featuring the world’s largest light gauge steelclad façade modules, the $30 million Latrobe Valley GovHub is a three-storey regional employment hub. It has been designed to support economic growth, create jobs and drive the industries of the future. The 4,000m2 property will accommodate up to 300 workers, including 200 new local public sector jobs. Located on the corner of Church and Fleming Streets in Morwell, the GovHub will feature modern office spaces, shared meeting rooms, a community hub, business incubator zones, an exhibition space and a locally-run café. Industry Cladding & Roofing was engaged to complete all of the steel-clad façade works by the client and builder, Castlerock Property, who has signed a 15 year lease on the property with the Victorian Government. Industry Cladding & Roofing then brought Dynamic Steel Frame into the project to assist with the light gauge steel framework for the façade. Together, Industry Cladding & Roofing and Dynamic Steel Frame engineered, fabricated and installed a façade framework that features 18 light gauge steel modules, craned into position and hooked onto the building. Each module is 8m wide and 14.5m high, and comprises over 3 tonnes of BlueScope’s TRUECORE® steel. Industry Cladding & Roofing also supplied and installed: over 4,000m2 of COLORBOND® standing seam cladding and roofing and UniCote® LUX Ashwood interlocking panels for the GovHub’s external walls, and soffits; as well as over 2,000m2 of KLIP-LOK® roofing, box gutters and ridge capping. This innovative steel-clad building features innovative design elements that have been engineered to ensure the ultimate in construction efficiency, environmental sustainability and buildability. This project won an Australian Steel Institute award for Best Steel Clad Structure. Read about it here.

The building encompasses all the usual mod-cons one would expect of luxury living. From a rooftop garden terrace overlooking magnificent CBD views, through to a well-equipped gymnasium and a 22m indoor pool, spa and sauna. Nestled within the Sierra’s elegant curves sit two, large landscaped courtyards that present a broad, leafy outlook.

The building is split into various functions; the different areas and purposes fit seamlessly together to make most use out of precious inner-city space. Different façades have been used for different sections of the building, chosen to best reflect the surrounding area. For instance, the street-facing façades feature materials like shimmering glass and slick metal, whereas the residential units located in the quieter rear of the ‘S’ adopt a more traditional medium density design.

Industry Cladding & Roofing not only installed the 3300sqm of panels required to clad the façade. We also manufactured the panels at our Bacchus March factory. This was achieved through the new arm of our business: Industry Metals. Launched in early 2020, the capabilities of Industry Metals have enabled us to streamline our workflow even further and continue delivering projects to the highest standards, within the most efficient timeframe possible.

The project façade called for a combination of COLORBOND® steel cladding, encompassing panels in Cosmic® from the metallic range, as well as four different shades of green: COLORBOND® SucculentTM, Fresh GreenTM, Mangrove® and Pale Eucalypt® brought Sierra to life.

The use of colour in a building’s façade holds the power to not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also influence the mood and perception of the space. Thoughtful colour choices can make a structure stand out, blend with its surroundings, or even convey cultural significance and identity. The COLORBOND® steel Studio makes it easier than ever to make carefully considered colour choices.

Hawthorn is home to a lot of established trees, which change colour as the year progresses through the seasons. It was important to MAP Architecture to create a direct link between the building elements and the prevailing surrounding conditions of the site. The COLORBOND® steel cladding was the perfect solution.

The COLORBOND® steel Studio empowers you to unleash your creative potential in unprecedented ways, offering a spectrum of over 200 hues. Plus, it gives you the ability to colour match just about any product or finish.

Using the COLORBOND® steel Studio, architects, developers and home owners alike can match colours and finishes by RGB or HEX colour values, as well as Dulux® paint colour names. It even allows you to upload a file, which it will then automatically match with the four closest COLORBOND® colours.

Sierra Hawthorn showcases the incredible versatility of cladding and the power of colour. It empowers architects and engineers to break free from conventional building notions and craft awe-inspiring structures that would be challenging to accomplish with alternative construction materials.

For further information about Sierra Hawthorn, read: [A Tapestry of Colour: How Sierra Hawthorn Rethinks Architectural Possibilities;

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