ACO Polycrete supplied their PowerDrain sloped trench drain systems and anti slip grates to the Booval Fair Shopping Centre in Ipswich, Queensland.

An established shopping centre encompassing large retailers such as Woolworths and Big W, and sixty speciality shops with parking, the Ipswich shopping centre faced problems during the 2011 floods when its existing drainage system was found inadequate, short-circuiting the escalators. 

ACO’s Technical Services consultants provided a solution to drain the required volume of water and to prevent runoff from entering into the escalator area. Being a shopping centre, the grates also had to be trolley friendly at the access points. 

ACO’s PowerDrain S300K sloped trench drains with Iron Slotted & Intercept Heelsafe Antislip grates were specified to meet all requirements.