The historic Locomotive Workshops at the new Australian Technology Park in Sydney’s Eveleigh date back to 1882 and have since been converted into a mixed-use retail, commercial, educational and recreational precinct. Inspired by a variety of successful precincts around the world including Chelsea Market in London and the Millennial Park in Chicago, the former industrial workshops offer the space, flexibility and enjoyment of large open-plan office facilities. The blacksmith workshop remains active, and on the site’s northern boundary runs the railway line.
This heritage project required an innovative, lightweight solution that would both maximize rooftop real estate and avoid fastening through the structure into the original purlins. The S-5! solar mounting solution provided installers with the flexibility to lay the solar panels in landscape position, which in this case maximized the rooftop space.