A Bacchus Marsh construction and metal fabrication company has been part of a team creating what is believed to be the world’s largest light gauge steel-clad module structure.

Industry Cladding and Roofing has spent the last few months finishing off the façade for the $30 million Latrobe Valley GovHub.

The façade is made up of 18 steel modules – each almost 15m high, 8m wide and weighing about six tonnes.

LaTrobe Valley GovHub.

The final result – LaTrobe Valley GovHub. We have previously shared the construction and planning video but today we are very proud to present the completed $30M GovHub project in Morwell. The building is bought to life with the facade and roofline representing LaTrobe Valleys industrial history by forming the shape of bucket wheel dredgers. 18 lightweight modules, each built with over 3 tonnes of Bluescope Steel and fully clad in a COLORBOND steel and UniCote Steel was used to achieve this outstanding result. It is projects like these that allow us to showcase our skill, precision and experience and we look forward to working with this project team again.  Builder Castlerock Property Architect WMK Architecture Steel Structure Dynamic Steel Frame

Posted by Industry Cladding & Roofing on Thursday, November 26, 2020

Earlier this month, the Park Street company jointly took out the 2020 Australian Steel Excellence Award (Steel clad structures category) for their work at Morwell with Dandenong-based company Dynamic Steel Frame.

IC&R was recognized for pushing the boundaries of modern-day construction, delivering exactly what they promised, overall design merit, construction efficiency, environmental sustainability and buildability.

The modules – which each look like three-storey hollow rectangles – were constructed horizontally and craned upright into position on site.

Work on the GovHub is expected to finish shortly. Work on the Ballarat GovHub was expected to finish in 2021 and the Bendigo GovHub in mid-2022.

The building has created a hundred jobs during construction and will house 300 staff when finished.

It will have a minimum star energy rating of 4.5. Tenants will include Parks Victoria, Solar Victoria and Earth Resources Regulation.

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