SBS Group was engaged by Probuild Constructions to create a challenging geometric feature at the Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood, Victoria.

The redevelopment project at Eastland designed by The Buchan Group aimed to project the shopping centre into the future. A 3D elliptical sweep void geometric feature – The Shard – was created to transition visitors from the centre to the new Town Square area, spanning across three internal levels.

The challenging feature required high end finishes with minimal tolerances to work around building structure elements. SBS Group was engaged to shop detail, design and fabricate all three levels of the Shard elements to support curved plasterboard for a class five finish.

After initial trials and set out points, levels 1 and 2 were successfully installed with level 3 proving the most challenging. SBS Ultra Frame provided the complex architectural framing needed for the project.