The team is currently preparing to commence the installation of the core building’s rammed earth walls this month, a key innovation of the project. Reflecting the natural landscape’s composition, the walls are formed from carefully selected raw materials including sand, gravel and other aggregates. The first of the air handling units will also be installed in the lower ground floor of the Manufacturing Hall, while the north building’s roof CLT and Bondek slabs will be put in place.
Once complete, the First Building will house the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility, a high-tech facility with advanced manufacturing equipment and offices for research institutions and industry to collaborate. The First Building is targeting a Green Star Rating. Connecting with Country is at the heart of the design, taking cues from the surrounding natural waterways and Cumberland Plains.
Well done to our Taylor team for their hard work and achievements, we look forward to watching the building further come to life in the new year.
For more information about the First Building, visit https://www.wpca.sydney/our-region/bradfield-city-centre/first-building/