Mastermesh® excellence in architectural applications

Perforated metal supplied by NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure to Hornsby Mental Health Unit has hit the headlines as they continue to build their impressive architectural portfolio.

A $33.59 million capital project approved by the Department of Health in 2009, the colourful and striking building is a purpose built facility for Acute Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health patients. 

Officially opened by Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Jillian Skinner MP and Minister for Mental Health Kevin Humphries MP, the facility will provide: 

a 35 bed acute adult ward to replace the existing Lindsay Madew facility

a 12 bed child and adolescent ward

child and adolescent mental health community services

therapy rooms, family meeting areas, gym facility, courtyards

onsite parking for 155 cars

Hornsby is the first centre for children and adolescents living in the Northern Sydney and Central Coast communities to provide an inpatient facility, ensuring they have access to the best possible mental health care.

NEPEAN worked closely with fabricators Jig Master Engineering to ensure they could deliver perfect quality material both on time and according to schedule to builders Hansen Yuncken, who were awarded the construction tender for the entire redevelopment.

Being a purpose built facility, several specific design elements were requested to ensure the two-storey building met expectations from both an aesthetic and usage perspective. The facility has a suspended reinforced ground floor and a post-tensioned first floor with a lightweight steel roof structure, colourful cladding and Mastermesh® perforated aluminium screens and sunshades.

Mastermesh® supplied a total of 72 perforated aluminium sheets which were then folded, powder coated and fitted with frames to be applied around window areas as sunshades both on the architectural façade and to the sides of the building.

To see more exciting Mastermesh® architectural projects visit the Project Credentials section on our website 

NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure is Australia’s leading integrated manufacturer of fabricated metal products and supplier of hot dip galvanising services. 

All photos on license from John Mcrae