Perth’s new Optus Stadium has received national attention, not only for being a world-class stadium, but also for its commitment to transport more than 100,000 fans to and from the stadium through a modern train network.
The East Perth Train Station platform is a key part of the developed stadium precinct area and uses an advanced pedestrian overpass fitted with Amplimesh Security Screens to help cope with masses of sports and event patrons. Project Architect Peter Rouhliadeff from HASSELL said the station design brief aimed to create a double sided and shaded breezeway with clear sightlines to the platform and station precinct below. “Substituting the glazed panels with full height mesh security screens was key to achieving this design outcome,” he said. “The screens allowed us to minimise the extent of glazing to the station pedestrian overpass and concourse, reducing damage and maintenance costs as a result of vandalism, whilst providing protection from the working rail corridor below.”
The screens are ‘anti-throw’ which means they prevent damage to passing trains and commuters from a flying object, and are part of the overall station design’s aim in reducing opportunistic vandalism. The security screens were fitted by a National Security Screen Association (NSSA) Member, Louies Flyscreens to ensure project integrity and compliance. Furthermore, Amplimesh Security Screen’s product SupaScreen has undergone recent independent impact testing to ensure it is a suitable product for public commercial projects.
Jack Ryan, Business Manager for Amplimesh Security Screens at Capral Aluminium said being so close (500m) to the Swan River, meant the project needed a product that could not just handle the people traffic, but also stand against all the environmental elements. “That is where SupaScreen, with its 316 marine grade stainless mesh really stood out,” he said. “We are building an impressive catalogue of commercial projects working closely with architects, developers and our National Amplimesh Dealer Network, and this recent high profile installation showcases this.”
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