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Westfield Carousel – Perth WA

Westfield Carousel is located on the Albany Highway in Perth’s south-east, just 12 kilometres from the CBD. One of the largest shopping centres in Perth, Carousel caters to nearly one third of the city’s diverse population with the total trade area population exceeding 630,000. The centre also benefits from close proximity to two of Perth’s major university campuses, Curtin University’s Bentley Campus and the South Street Campus of Murdoch University.

In 2017 a $350 million redevelopment started, which will deliver a redefined retail, dining and social destination to Perth’s south east. The completed centre will feature a new David Jones department store, more than 60 additional specialty retail outlets as well as a new fashion precinct, and a landscaped rooftop dining and entertainment quarter. On completion Westfield Carousel is expected to become the largest centre in Western Australia.

Group Company Anvil Doors has been working with Westfield’s commercial development company Scentre Group to supply and install a range of roller shutter products on this redevelopment project.

Stage one works included the supply and installation of roller shutters for the David jones fitout, as well as roller shutters for the carpark entrances.

University Of Melbourne – Performing Arts Centre

The University of Melbourne’s Performing Arts precinct has received a significant makeover over the last 12 months, delivering world-class acoustics, advances in design and theatre technology, and expanded space for teaching musical theatre.

The buildings now provide facilities to undergraduate and graduate students where they can rehearse, perform, move, and design and make theatre settings.

The Southbank Campus Redevelopment program has been undertaken in close collaboration with the Victorian State Government, the University of Melbourne and the faculty staff and students.

Group company Airport Doors supplied and installed a two custom-made Bifold Doors on the project. The doors were finished with custom cladding to match the building’s façade and truly complement the architectural look of the building.

Airport Doors is renowned for delivering customised solutions and this project further showcases our abilities.

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Wendouree Ambulance Station

As far back as November 2014 and with a state election looming, the then Labour opposition leader Daniel Andrews promised the people of Ballarat that their local Wendouree Ambulance Station would be rebuilt if Labour won the election. The existing facility was not a 21st century station and had a variety of problems.

The Labour party went on to win the election that year, now fast forward to 2018 and the promise of rebuilding the Wendouree Station is complete. The new Wendouree Station was handed over to Victoria Ambulance in May 2018 and is now a state of the art station servicing the greater Ballarat area.

Local Ballarat building contractors Q Construction were appointed to build the station.

Group company Ansa Doors has continued its strong association with Ambulance Victoria supplying and installing four (4x) motorised AB100 Series Bifold Doors for the main garage area and one pair (1x) of bespoke double swing gates for the rear carpark entry.

Ansa Doors has a proven track record for supplying highly engineered and reliable products for Ambulance stations all over Victoria.

RACV CAPE SCHANCK RESORT DEVELOPMENT

Kane Construction have recently completed a new resort development for RACV on the existing Cape Schanck property. The $135 million Lump Sum project consisted of the construction of 30,000m2 of new building over five levels.
The redevelopment zone was an irregular shape comprising approximately 7.6ha and includes the existing RACV clubhouse facility, car park (110 spaces) and golf driving range.
The new building provides panoramic views of the Bass Straight and Port Phillip Bay, and includes the following elements:
• 120 new accommodation rooms in a new main resort building
• Main restaurant (140 capacity)
• Lounge (60 capacity)
• Café (100 capacity)
• Indoor and outdoor sitting areas
• Underground and at grade car parking
• Conference & function rooms (500 capacity)
• Pro shop, change rooms and lockers
• Indoor pool & spa

Mirage Doors were contracted to supply two large sliding gates for the main carpark entrance, two S1500 Bifold doors and a pedestrian door and cladding for the loading area, a S1500 Bifold door for the golf cart entrance, internal Aluminium Roller Shutters, two sets of swing gates, and cladding for the bike storage area.

 

Debenhams Melbourne Store

Premium UK retailer Debenhams has opened its first Australian store in Melbourne, offering a suite of exclusive designers and new services and technologies to attract customers. The 3600 square metre store is located in the basement of the St Collins Lane mall in Collins Street, and apart from a clutch of labels and designers never seen in the Australian market, Debenhams is offering innovative new services that will distinguish its offering from locals. Staff will carry mobile point-of-sale devices so sales can be completed anywhere in the store and customers will no longer be forced to wait in a queue to make a transaction. And a new Debenhams Australia app will enable shoppers to create a wishlist of items that will be ready and waiting to be tried on.

Mirage Doors were engaged to manufacture and install an 11.3 meter wide, Perforated Series 3 Aluminium roller shutter to provide maximum store access. The door required a custom shaped tapered bottom rail to match the floor line. Careful planning was required to deliver and manoeuvre the door into place in the busy Collins lane area. The result was spectacular.

Marshalls Natural Stone Quarry

During the British Summer which lasts approximately a week, we went to visit Marshalls natural stone quarry in Huddersfield. The birthplace of the Rugby League. Marshalls stone quarry’s roller shutter was manual, but due to continuous use they decided an electric operated one would be more appropriate.

Our team headed out to the site to remove the old shutter which is considerably large, our focus was getting a 1no 3phase electric roller shutter operating as quickly as possible. The heat was a slight hinderance and annoyance but the job was completed on time and another customer completely satisfied.

 

 

Hospital Operations Returned To Normal After Replacements

IDE understand the importance of keeping hospitals functioning as efficiently as possible. This is why we had two local hospitals reach out to us to get their normal daily operations back up and running as quickly as possible.

We received contact from a Hospital in North Wales and a hospital in Wrexham over the weekend and were quickly on scene the following Tuesday replacing the older doors with 2no brand new electrically operated roller shutters.

The first was the roller shutter for the physiotherapy reception, this has been stuck shut over the weekend and were looking at getting it replaced. The team were quick to remove the old one and replace with a perforated electrically operated roller shutter, the staff at the hospital were more than happy with the speed of service and quality of shutter.

Our second job for the day was the removal of an older shutter at the rear of the hospital which was used for goods deliveries. A very quick turn around time with quick removal of the old door and easy installation of the new electrically operated roller shutter with key switch.

A fantastic day spent helping the NHS.

Dover Roller Shutters Expedites For Tow Werx, LLC

Dover Roller Shutters has provided aluminum coiling shutter doors to the tow truck industry for approximately 3 years. Being newer to this industry, it was a great opportunity having two customers displaying their doors at this year’s Florida Tow Show (FTS).

Tow Werx, LLC approached Dover at the 2018 Work Truck Show two weeks prior to the FTS and requested they produce 10 roller shutter doors of various sizes, so they too could display their truck there. Dover’s team player attitude, top notch customer service and skilled door builders helped to expedite manufacturing.

Dover’s managing representative then drove almost 10 hours to deliver the finished doors to Norfolk, VA. When the Rep arrived to help with installation, the truck body was in the fabrication process but had a long way to go. The truck body was finished and all 10 doors were installed in one day leaving 4 days for the truck to be wrapped. The truck was finished by Tuesday and became the third truck to be displayed with Dover Roller Shutters at the FTS.
There are several pictures shown below of the doors being installed and the truck before and after being wrapped.

New Machinery For Dover Roller Shutters

Dover Roller Shutters are excited to have received three new pieces of manufacturing equipment. The CNC machine, mandrel bender and track bender have all recently arrived on site. This new machinery will be used to manufacture one of the latest environmentally friendly vehicle composite panel door on the market to date.

The new products are already being manufactured in the USA and Australia. Companies using our new products can boast greener credentials as 99% of the final product is recycled material.
We are now taking orders for the new products and cannot wait to see companies adopt more greener and environmentally friendly products.

A Success Story That Is Set To Inspire Most

Jahmal Matenga-Wilson came to AM Group company Austral Monsoon through Challenge Employment and Training to complete the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, however his path before reaching us involved many struggles.

Jahmal didn’t have the easiest childhood and during this time he missed four years of schooling. On top of that Jahmal has a hearing disability which requires him to wear a hearing aid 24/7. Jahmal’s hearing disability was big barrier for him to overcome, but he didn’t let it hinder him from applying to workshop programs.

In 2010, Jahmal and his family moved over to Australia from New Zealand and by this time Jahmal had decided that he really wanted to go back to finish school but unfortunately many schools refused entry as he was too far behind. Jahmal was then referred to Boystown. After a couple months at Boystown, they referred him to Redbank Plains High where after an interview with the Principal they agreed to accept him and suggested that he go down a grade to catch up on his learning.

After Jahmal proudly graduated school, he wanted to take it a step further and go to university but unfortunately the financial barriers prevented him. This is where Jahmal found Challenge Employment and the Engineering Program. Throughout Jahmal’s studies here, he faced some physical barriers. There was times where the physical and mental aspects of the program were a great challenge for Jahmal.

Hans Kummerhel, the Production Manager at Austral Monsoon Queensland, went to Challenge Employment and explained that he needed someone who he could train to do some programming on our CNC  Machines. Without hesitation Challenge Employment put Jahmal forward knowing that his strong suit is maths! Jahmal then came  to Austral Monsoon for an interview and amazed Hans with his high level of maths, problem solving skills and his ability to use the program so quickly. Later that day, Hans hand picked Jahmal to be trained as the CNC Machinist trainee. To keep this position Jahmal kept working hard on developing his skill set as part of his traineeship. Hans says that Jahmal is now turning out to be one fantastic employee at Austral Monsoon. This was of course a massive achievement for Jahmal!

Jahmal says he is also very thankful to Challenge Employment for assisting him in his journey to completing his studies and gaining employment at Austral Monsoon – a job that he says he is really enjoying. He was particularly thankful for the engaging hands on experience, job hunting and interview processes that are all part of the Challenge Employment program. All of these techniques gave him that bit more confidence in himself when it came time to meet our team at Austral Monsoon Queensland.