The longstanding Gateway Plaza in Leopold has recently received a $42 million makeover.
Redevelopment of the retail space located at the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula draws inspiration from its coastal context to shape a new identity for the centre.
The contemporary design shapes a vibrant community precinct comprising a range of cafes and restaurants and a new village square with integrated children’s play area.
The Plaza needed to maintain on-going operations throughout construction, so high quality, easily installed and customisable materials were required to ensure minimal impact on operations.
James Hardie’s ExoTec™ façade panel and fixing system was selected for its ease of installation and versatility to create a visually striking finish.
The versatile express panel system was applied in a vertical pattern to create a strong visual impact.
ExoTec cladding assisted to achieve a successful project outcome in terms of budget, quality and on time completion while ensuring longevity of the façade due to its durability, impact resistance and easy upkeep.