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Yorkshire Apartments

The Challenges

Revived in 2016, the Yorkshire Brewery in Collingwood, Victoria, is a heritage listed six-storey building, which was transformed into a modern 15 and 17 storey tower residential complex. With construction beginning in 2014, builder, Icon Building Group, and architect, Hayball, paired with Cladding Systems to find a cladding solution for the project that offered great thermal protection, which was also cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing. These requirements led them to Bondor and MetecnoKasset®.

The Solution

By using MetecnoKasset®, $1 million was saved in scaffolding, as construction was made from the inside out, saving on space, and cost of scaffolding labour. The project manager from Cladding Solutions said they were “amazed at how quickly it all came together. With restricted vehicle access and a number of other limitations on construction, we found the speed and efficiency of MetecnoKasset® outstanding. The new installation method significantly reduced time and cost without compromising on an inspiring interior and exterior finish”. Since the completion of the Yorkshire Brewery, MetecnoKasset® has become the first façade system to pass the Australian Fire Standard criteria, AS5113.

Completed in August 2016, the Yorkshire Brewery refurbishment has turned into a contemporary new neighbourhood, boasting a range of restaurants and cafés in the area, as well as a selection of history monuments perched around the brewery.