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Hills Homemaker Centre

Orrcon Steel features heavily in Stage Three of the Hills Homemaker Centre, Australia’s largest Homemaker Centre, which opened for business in August 2007.

Development of the centre reflected the success of the first two stages, buoyed by the unprecedented growth in population, business activity and transport infrastructure in and around Sydney’s popular Hills precinct located in the city’s north west.

Developed by Ticor, Stage Three of the Hills Homemaker Centre houses major tenants such as Domayne, Toys R Us, Officeworks and NSW’s first Clive Anthony’s store, along with another 40 stores in 25,000 square metres of space.

Almost 100 tonnes of structural steel using Orrcon Steel RHS in a range of sizes and gauges were fabricated and installed to act as the supporting framework for the centre’s external panel cladding.

The centre’s main entrance also contains an unusual steel architectural feature consisting of eight 13 metre high, free standing decorative posts manufactured from Orrcon Steel RHS.

Steel fabricator, Proline Steel, based in Padstow on the outskirts of Sydney, carried out a large component of the centre’s structural steel work.

“Our companies have a terrific relationship to the extent that we almost always contact Orrcon Steel first when we require steel hollow section products” says Eddie Younes of Proline Steel.

All the steel hollow sections products supplied by Orrcon Steel for the centre were manufactured in Australia to meet AS1163.

Project: Hills Homemaker Centre - Stage Three
Developer: Ticor Developments
Contractor: St Hilliers
Architect: The Buchan Group
Structural Engineers: Henry & Hymas
Steel Fabricator: Proline Steel
Orrcon Steel Products: Orrcon Steel Smart Steel Hollow Sections including: RHS 75x50x4.0 up to 250x150x6.0mm SHS 65x65x4.0 up to 150x150x9.0mm

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