Auto One Kalamunda
This high profile project was a disused Shell service station which was vacant for 13 year as a wasteland. When the new owners purchased the property we were contacted to be involved. After an intensive negotiation with the local authority to balance what the owner required for his business, to what the Shire’s vision was for the Town Centre Precinct of Kalamunda, planning approval was achieved and construction started.
Although not originally planned as part of the owners requirements, wide canopies were added to the building and traditional proportioned windows included combined with the texture and colour patterns on the building to provide a gateway building to the Kalamunda town centre.
Pre-cast concrete wall panels was selected in preference to the tilt up cast on site versions to be able to control and achieve the mixes of texture and patterns that assist in breaking up the mass and mono appearance of the building. With the wall panels and roof framing being pre-fabricated off site to our specification, the erection of the main fabric of the building occurred within two calendar weeks, thereby reducing time and cost on site.