Canon Australia needed their new headquarters in the upcoming Macquarie Park business district to be ready in record time. The Park building was recently inaugurated – on schedule – thanks in part to the ease of the use of PENETRON ADMIX added to the concrete.
Located about 12 km north of Sydney, Australia, Macquarie Park is Sydney’s second largest business district and home to The Park, the new headquarters for Canon Australia. Canon is a global leader in imaging and optical products (cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment).
“The Park in Macquarie Park is a major development project undertaken by Taylor Group and a notable ‘green’ initiative,” says Jozef Van Beeck, Director, International Sales & Marketing of The PENETRON Group. “It was designed to meet the energy efficiency criteria requirements of a 4.5 Star NABERS rating and a 4-Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.”
Prominently positioned at the gateway to Macquarie Park, The Park comprises a gross area of 28,000 m2 (301,390 square feet), including 15,000 m2(161,460 square feet) of office space and a 13,000 m2 (139,390 square feet) underground basement car garage. The building has five commercial levels, three underground basement levels and a ground floor café.
PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat the concrete in the large elevator pits and walls; PENEBAR SW waterstops were applied to completely waterproof all construction joints.
“The PENETRON System enabled the developer to save time and money on that stage of the construction,” adds Mr. Van Beeck. “Taylor was able to promptly move on to the next phase, keeping to the tight schedule set by the client.”