CLIENT: Probuild

Stage 40 of the Chadstone Shopping Centre development has won an ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) award for design and development excellence.

Chadstone is the biggest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 600 retailers. The latest $660 million expansion includes a 7,000sqm glass gridshell roof, designed to house a premium dining precinct, Australia’s first Legoland Discovery Centre and a Hoyts cinema complex.

Architecture firms Buchan and CallisonRTKL – who have collaborated on design for Chadstone Shopping Centre across several decades and many stages of development – worked together again on Stage 40.

“Chadstone is already a top player on the global scene so we wanted to further enhance its reputation by creating a whole range of precincts and ‘places’ within the centre,” says Buchan Melbourne managing principal Andrew Mackenzie.

BOSS Fire provided Fire Rated BOSS Batts to be used with Speedpanel for penetrations in the fire rated and acoustic wall separation.

The Speedpanel wall system is used widely throughout the cinema complex and BOSS Batts offer approved fire penetration sealing systems and high acoustic performance.

Consisting of high-density mineral fibre batt with an ablative fire-resistant coating, BOSS Batts are suitable for protecting cables, cable trays, pipes and fire dampers passing through walls and floors.