Thinking on our feet

Facade-SCH-LN.pngMembers of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Stage 1 and Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre (SCH1/MCCCC) project team inspected a full-size visual mock up of glass and aluminium panels that will be a distinctive feature of the future building’s façade.

The inspection was an opportunity for the team to review and discuss the future feature while the SCH1/MCCCC is still under construction. 


  • More than 2000 individual ‘curtain wall’ panels will make up the building’s facade.
  • Materials for the façade are being sourced from across China and produced in two factories – one for glass components and another for aluminium.
  • The glass factory has a floor area of 250,000 square metres – that’s more than 46.3 million post-it notes!

Earlier in the year, representatives from principal builder John Holland Group (JHG) visited China to secure supply and manufacture of the façade components, which will be produced from materials sourced across China and shipped to Sydney for final assembly and installation on site.