Perth’s new stadium has been receiving national attention, not only for being a great world-class stadium, but also for its commitment on delivering +100,000 fans to and from the stadium via public transport done through a modern train network. East Perth Train Station is a key platform apart of the developed stadium precinct area and uses an advanced pedestrian overpass fitted with Amplimesh Security Screens to help cope with masses of sports and event patrons.
Project Architect Peter Rouhliadeff from Hassell explains, said “The station design concept was to create a double sided and shaded breezeway with clear sightlines to the platform and station precinct below. Substituting the glazed panels with full height mesh security screens was key to achieving this design outcome. The screens allowed us to minimise the extent of glazing to the Station pedestrian overpass and concourse, reducing damage and maintenance costs resulting from vandalism whilst providing protection from the working rail corridor below.”
The screens are ‘anti-throw’ which means they are in place to ensure no damages to passing trains and commuters from a flying object, and apart of an overall design to reduce opportunistic external vandalism.
One thing to note is that the Security Screens were fitted by a National Security Screen Association (NSSA) Member, Louies Flyscreens to ensure project integrity and compliance.
Amplimesh Security Screen product SupaScreen has undergone recent independent impact testing to ensure it is the suitable product of choice for public commercial projects “ Being so close (500mts) to the Swan River, we knew that the project needed a product that could not just handle the people traffic, but handle all the elements, and that is where SupaScreen with it’s 316 marine grade stainless mesh really stood out.” Said Jack Ryan, Business Manager for Amplimesh Security Screens at Capral Aluminium “We are building an impressive catalogue of commercial projects working closely with architects, developers and our National Amplimesh Dealer Network, and this recent high profile installation showcases this”