Aspect Architects selected the Clear Composite PEP core UV grade panels from Allplastics Engineering for the new Goondiwindi Regional Library and Theatre in Queensland. The composite panels were installed in the external walkway from the street into the side entrance of the refurbished building by G & K Lawson Construction.

The 19mm thick Clear Composite panels were installed as an architectural feature that provided protection from the elements but also let in natural light from the east. The panels owe their lightweight characteristics to the unique geometry of the PEP core, providing an excellent combination of high rigidity, compressive strength and noise reduction qualities. Clear PEP panels are environment-friendly, inert and fully recyclable as well as energy efficient in production and handling.

Executed over a period of approximately 14 months, the Goondiwindi Regional Library and Theatre project consisted of internal and external refurbishment of the heritage listed building; new library and lounge with glazed conservatory link into the existing theatre building; secondary digital area (flat performance space); visitor information centre; art gallery and Gunsynd display; learning rooms, multi-use rooms and offices; PWD accessible entry and community toilets; and services upgrade (power, fire, mechanical).

Allplastics also supplied their CNC routed PERSPEX Frost 3m x 2m acrylic sheets for the display of the famous racehorse Gunsynd, which is exhibited in the art gallery of the Library.

A premium international brand, PERSPEX Frost features a unique double sided finish and is well known for its consistent quality, rich colour palette and inspiring surface effects to complement any project. PERSPEX Frost carries a 10-year warranty that covers both internal and external applications.

Allplastics offers a palette of 22 colours in the PERSPEX Frost range in different thicknesses.

Image: Clear Composite PEP core UV grade panels were installed in the external walkway from the street