Opposite Southern Cross Station
72 large polished panels (mostly U shaped & in excess of 10 Tonnes) erected “back to back” enclosing the steel columns & beams to give the appearance of an immense granite colonnade.
The concrete mix of Calca red granite in Brightonlite cement with red / brown oxide as formulated by Bianco Precast gave the matrix a colour similar to the aggregate resulting in an overall appearance consistent with natural granite. This together with the concealed fixings, designed by Bianco Precast, added to the illusion of huge granite columns & beams.
The location demanded some week end erection, which compressed the time available for this process. However, with careful planning by the Builder & Bianco’s co-operation & experience an impressive number of large complex panels were erected in the times available.