BESPOKE ABOVE & BELOW
Whether it’s a sky-high project or a ground-level job, an effective water management solution cannot be underestimated.
Demonstrating the extent of its bespoke capabilities, Hydro Construction Products delivered custom drainage solutions to two high-profile projects in two different Australian cities with equal proficiency.
An important aspect on any construction project, adequate drainage is required in order to ensure built environments don’t flood, hard surfaces are safe for pedestrians and roads are not dangerous for vehicle traffic, or so stormwater runoff can be stored and utilised later — for starters! But getting drainage right is not as easy as you might think.
On any project, drainage requirements are going to vary greatly from one job to the next due to site location, topography, aesthetics etc etc etc. It is for this reason that drainage should be customised to meet individual site requirements.
With over 15 years’ experience in water management solutions across a variety of applications, Hydro Construction Products (Hydro) understands the importance of meeting different project specifications. It is this skillset that allowed them to successful provide stylish and functional stainless steel drainage systems for both the Brisbane Skytower project and the Bunjil Place development in Narre Warren, Victoria.
Opened in 2019, Brisbane Skytower is a 270-metre-high skyscraper located in the heart of the city’s CBD. The 90-storey residential tower is Brisbane’s tallest building and the fourth tallest building in Australia. Perched on the 89th floor of the building is a recreation deck that boasts the country’s highest infinity-edge swimming pool. It is on this level that Hydro went to work, supplying the project with the 1950 x 500mm-wide, curved, 316 marine-grade stainless steel, slip-resistant drainage required to complete this stunning aquatic inclusion.
Featuring grates with SureGrip slip-resistant nodules and banded ends with safety edges, the high-end practical finish on the Brisbane Skytower drains also met the desired aesthetic needed to ensure the tower’s position as a high-end accommodation destination.
As specialists in water management solutions, Hydro products exceed Australian Standards AS3996 and AS1428.2, with load ratings available from Class A to Class D, SureGrip and Heelguard grating options, and a wide range of finishes available — making them a safe choice for public space projects such as the Bunjil Place development.
A vibrant purpose-built arts and civic precinct for the Narre Warren community, Bunjil Place houses a public art gallery, multipurpose performance and exhibition space, a three-level library, 800-seat theatre, gathering area, function centre and civic facility. Opened in 2019, the public space “is a place where all of this overlaps and interconnects, and at the centre is the interconnecting fluid form of the foyer gathering space, a non-hierarchical space that unifies the complex”, according to the project architects, fjmt.
Keeping this central gathering space high and dry for the thousands of people that visit it every week, is a custom drainage system from Hydro. The company’s stainless steel, slip-resistant grates blend seamlessly with the surrounding substrate, creating a safe and functional water management solution in the public space.
Designed for easy installation, the Hydro grates were installed in a patterned layout that mimics the surrounding paving, creating a visually-pleasing surface that enhances the appeal of the location and guarantees effective water management across the Bunjil Place site.
Client Hutchison Builders (Skytower)
Client Multiplex (Bunjil Place)
Plumbing Contractor Planet Plumbing QLD (Skytower)
Drain Supply Hydro Construction Products
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