ACO Polycrete products such as SlabDrain trench drains and anti-slip grates were specified for the New Quay Promenade project in Melbourne harbour.

The New Quay Promenade project plans to transform the desolate and disused area of the Melbourne harbour frontage, linking Docklands to the water’s edge.

Designers had to keep the promenade surface as flat and puddle-free as possible to ensure safe passage for heel and wheel traffic. A shallow invert trench drain was required, durable enough for a salt water environment.

ACO’s SlabDrain trench drain with grade 316 stainless Heelsafe anti slip grates, reinforced to Class C150kN (AS 3996) loading provided the precise solution. The specified load class was necessary to withstand the wheels of food service vehicles requiring access to the Promenade’s restaurants.

Fender Katsalidis Architects specified ACO SlabDrain H300KS with stainless Heelsafe antislip grates as well as ACO Cablemate plastic pits with cement concrete lids.