BP & McDonald's Keysborugh South
The design of the BP & McDonald's restaurant in Keysborough South called for large
open areas for the sales and dining areas with expansive glazing to the western
walls. To meet this architectural brief Parkhill Freeman implemented an innovative
combination of wall bracing and steel portal frames. This arrangement of lateral
stability systems minimised the required number of solid walls and created the openings
to frame the glazing overlooking the forecourt and to the Playplace.
Further adding to the complexity of the of the project, the exit road travelled through the overland flow path of a Melbourne Water detention basin. Through careful management of the levels of the road and the pavement types an opening was created across the road that enabled the basin to drain in extreme rainfall events.