CharacteristicsFully sealed, high impact resistant and durable, fire-resistant, quick installation
The Gateway Retail Plaza in Leopold has a high-impact contemporary design since receiving a $42 million makeover to give the center a new identity. Inspiration was drawn from its coastal context with a striking façade from James Hardie. The project is comprised of a series of cafes and restaurants and a new village square with integrated children’s play area.
The Plaza needed to maintain on-going operations throughout construction, making high-quality, easily installed and customizable materials a necessity to ensure minimal impact on operations.
James Hardie’s ExoTec facade panel and fixing system was selected for its ease of installation and versatility to create a visually striking finish. The versatile express panel system was applied in a vertical pattern to create a strong visual impact.
ExoTec cladding assisted to achieve a successful project outcome in several areas:
- Quality control
- On-time completion
- Longevity of the façade
- Impact resistance
- Easy upkeep