Above and Beyond
Perth’s new stadium has been receiving national attention, not only for being a world-class stadium, but also for its commitment on delivering 100,000+ fans to and from the stadium via public transport, through a modern train network. East Perth Train Station is a key platform and a part of the stadium precinct area, using an advanced pedestrian overpass to cope with masses of sport and event patrons.
The screens of the overpass have a nice, open, airy feel and provide shade on hot Perth days, whilst still offering great visibility and light transmittance. However, there is a serious side, they are ‘anti-throw’. This means they are in place to ensure no damage is caused to passing trains and commuters from a flying object. They are also a part of an overall design to reduce opportunistic external vandalism.
Amplimesh® Security Screens Stainless Steel Mesh product SupaScreen® was installed by NSSA member, Louie’s Flyscreens.
“SupaScreen® has undergone recent independent impact testing to ensure it is the product of choice for commercial projects like these. Being so close (500m) to the Swan River, the project managers knew that they needed a product that could not just handle the people traffic, but handle the elements, and that is where SupaScreen® with its 316 marine grade stainless mesh really stood out.” Explains Salim KoKo, Business Manager for Amplimesh®, Capral Aluminium. “We are building an impressive catalogue of commercial projects working closely with architects, developers and our Amplimesh Dealer Network, and this recent high profile installation showcases this”.