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CoxGomyl provide advanced facade access solution at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne

CoxGomyl recently completed a facade access project at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne, located in the CBD. The building is a 35-storey office tower with two additional levels for parking and service plant rooms. The tower contains 84,000 sqm of office space and 2,300 sqm of retail space.

World-renown architectural firm, Gensler collaborated with Cox Architecture to design this building with a clear focus on efficiency. They entrusted CoxGomyl to help devise a comprehensive facade access solution for servicing the building’s facade which needed to accommodate lower levels and the unique designs on levels 10 and 13.

The architectural structure required a solution that prioritised ease of access to preserve the building’s aesthetic and effectively maintain its facades for years to come.

A CoxGomyl 5000 series twin-track building maintenance unit (BMU) with a soft rope system and 15 metre telescoping jib was installed on level 35 for maximum flexibility and facade coverage The dual tracks allow for a far greater reach and range to access the facades across many levels.

The installation faced a minor challenge when it was discovered that the depth of the roof slab needed to be more compatible with the plinths. The CoxGomyl team rose to the challenge successfully by developing customised cast-ins, which enabled the team to complete the BMU installation with maximum efficiency while upholding an unwavering commitment to precision and accuracy at every project stage.

555 Collins Street now boasts a building maintenance unit that provides complete coverage for facade maintenance, streamlining works for the facilities management team and ensuring a pristine facade for years to come.

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