Nepean Building & Infrastructure supplied Mastermesh perforated aluminium screens and sunshades for a new mental health facility purpose-built for children and adolescents living in the Northern Sydney and Central Coast communities.

A $33.59 million capital project approved by the Department of Health in 2009, the colourful and striking Hornsby Mental Health Unit will cater to Acute Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health patients.

Nepean worked closely with fabricators Jig Master Engineering to ensure they could deliver perfect quality material on time and as per 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 aesthetic and usage perspectives. 

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 the window areas as sunshades, both on the architectural façade and to the sides of the building.

Nepean Building & Infrastructure continues to build their impressive architectural portfolio with the addition of the Hornsby Mental Health Unit to their project credentials. Nepean is Australia’s leading integrated manufacturer of fabricated metal products and supplier of hot dip galvanising services.