The pedestrian pathway is curved and by placing the building over this line meant that the building took the curved profile. The public face of the building has been clad with a glazed curtain wall and addresses the main public access off Jetty Street. The glazed façade curves away from the pathway and diminishes in height as it moved into the site. The blue blade walls slice through the glazed façade one on either side of the pathway. A metal clad feature box at the first floor level pushes through the curved façade highlighting the pathway; this feature defines the line of the pathway as it pushes through the building. This is the location of the sites security and the buildings/sites entrance. The metal clad feature is solid on the side facing Jetty Street and supports the sites signage.
Staff enter the building through monitored gates located within the foyer. Staff amenities and canteen are positioned on the ground floor on either side of the pathway. These areas are supported by a commercial kitchen and meeting rooms. Office staff have been located on the first floor where workstations have been positioned in the correct relationship to the manager’s office, meeting rooms, boardroom, kitchenette and amenities.
Stair access between the levels has been located at either end of the building; a lift has been provided in the main corporate entry foyer in a circular shaft encompassed by a curved feature stair.
The location of the new building was extensively considered during the planning stage so as to allow for the future expansion of the processing plant.
This project brought together all 6ty˚ services including Architecture, Surveying & Engineering.