Allplastics Engineering supplied PEP-Core panels to the Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School’s Merton Hall campus, Wildfell.

The north facing Wildfell precinct transitions between indoor and outdoor learning areas. Internally, large areas have been developed as multifunctional spaces to accommodate staff and student interactions. An open plan kitchen leads to a central double height gathering space to foster a sense of community.

Located in South Yarra and the result of collaboration between Melbourne based Sally Draper Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) landscaping, the project is an inspiring learning environment amidst a dense inner city site.

Allplastics’ PEP-Core translucent panels have been used externally to lend a distinctive character to the building, suggesting the bold educational environment contained within it. PEP-Core sandwiches a triangular honeycomb polycarbonate between clear gloss or satin finish panels to create a stylish cladding material and deliver an effective UV barrier.

Key advantages of the highly versatile PEP-Core panels include superior strength, rigidity, and some light diffusion properties, increasing suitability for outdoor applications; extensive range of colours; sleek, low maintenance finish; and ability to withstand wear and weathering with virtually no deflection.

The cost-effective and fully customisable panels in the PEP-Core range can also be used for balustrade, staircase, and other interior and exterior applications.