Feb 24, 2020
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Fence Banner Mesh supplied 500 metres of custom printed shadecloth to developers Scentre Group, the owners and operators of Westfield shopping centres in Australia. This was used to screen their building site at Westfield Mt Druitt.
This project is valued at $53 million and covers more than 6,500m2, connecting with the existing roof of Westfield Mt Druitt to create an integrated indoor / outdoor area. Additionally, Scentre will redevelop the existing parking area.
Construction of the Westfield Mount Druitt dining and leisure precinct began in late 2019, with completion anticipated at the end of 2020.
Westfield Mt Druitt is a heavily visited local shopping centre, much of which would continue trading whilst the redevelopment took place. The contractors needed a screening fabric to contain the perimeter of the site, ensuring minimal dust and debris would escape. A printed shadecloth or fence mesh would also provide privacy for workers.
Scentre Group also wanted to promote their brand and the Westfield logo, and sought a supplier of printed shadecloth local to Western Sydney to provide a quality product.
SOLUTION: PRINTED SHADECOTH
Fence Banner Mesh supplied Scentre Group with 10 rolls of premium printed shade cloth fabric to use on the site security fencing.
Premium printed shadecloth is not a true shadecloth at all; rather it is made from a much higher quality UV treated polyester which offers 80% blockout and 20% airflow. This gives an opaque effect for added privacy, whilst still allowing air to pass through. The premium fence fabric also provides an excellent receptive base for our Absorb-Plus inks, ensuring logos and images are reproduced in brilliant and accurate colour.
Here Scentre Group has used the iconic Westfield logo with their own logo and tagline to great effect, showing that a bold and simple design can offer maximum impact.
Additionally, Fence Banner Mesh supplied 50 crowd control barriers for this project, which were used as a simple and lightweight pedestrian barrier to cordon off no-go areas during the build.