This industrial factory and warehouse building was designed for Weir Minerals, an international manufacture of pumping and draining devices for the mining industry. This project’s brief was to design a warehouse suitable for the manufacture of industrial equipment and to allow for movement of large transport trucks. The factory incorporated dual five-tonne gantry cranes, multiple floor mounted cranes, and a complex mix of tanks and pumps for testing equipment. The project also accommodates administration staff in an adjoining building, replacing previously existing offices at other locations. The elevated office incorporated banded fibrous compressed cement facade paneling and sunshading painted in the company livery.
The ongoing mining boom in Queensland is already putting pressure on the new facility and expansion on the adjoining site is anticipated.
Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Winson Leung
Structural and Civil Engineer | Farr Engineers