Western Sydney Stadium cladded with Cemintel's Barestone

In August 2018, Cemintel commenced the supply of approximately 5,000m2 of the BareStone™ façade system for cladding and soffit areas of the new Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta.

Due for completion in 2019, the stadium replaces the previous 22,000 capacity Parramatta Stadium and will provide undercover seating for 30,000 people. The new stadium is being built by Lendlease and will cost $350 million.

The design by global firm Populous boasts Australia’s steepest stands to ensure fans will sit closer to the action than they do at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, or any other in the country. It introduces for the first time in Australia a 1,000 people "safe-standing" area for active supporters of football clubs. It will see Sydney follow a modern but growing trend in football-specific stadium designs in creating more space for the most passionate fans to jump and move around without fear of serious injury or damage to fixed seating.

“Cemintel BareStone™ is a pre-finished façade that offers an authentic modern appearance combining the look of raw concrete with the ease of installation and performance of the Cemintel ExpressWall™ system. Used widely in both residential and commercial applications, the system consists of 9mm compressed panels that are coated in Cemintel’s unique CeminSeal™ technology, preventing water from penetrating into the panels” says Antoine Veling, NSW Commercial Sales Manager

Cemintel were able to provide Populous and NSW Infrastructure an appropriate maintenance regime to ensure the BareStone™ façade would meet the stadium’s 50-year design life. Full scale trial installations were conducted at the project site overseen by Antoine Veling who had assistance from Cemintel Marketing, DesignLink and Rondo Building Services to address the performance and service criteria for wind loads, corrosivity, anti-graffiti and impact resistance prior to acceptance of our system. 

Long standing CSR customer, Brighton Australia, won the stadium’s façade installation tender and are expected to complete their contract by the end of this year.

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