Albemarle

This development was part of the Albemarle Kemerton Lithium Project, to create a lithium processing facility in the South West of WA.

It was a significant project that consisted of facilities incorporating corporate and operational areas including central operations building, central control room (CCR), administration, laboratory areas, main security entry gatehouse and exit gatehouse, change and lock room, mess building, emergency services and medical buildings, and car park and landscaping.

A separate building needed to incorporate a workshop facility, engineering maintenance, parts storage, fuel storage and wash down facilities.

Working towards a detailed design brief supplied by the client, in partnership with Perkins, many challenges and issues arose that were solved as a team.

Textured cement fibre cladding was used extensively throughout, so a paint colour scheme was developed to reflect the environment of where the plant is located, and to complement the client’s logo and swatch palette. This gave the building a more integrated feel with the natural surroundings than a project of this size might otherwise have.

A paint colour scheme was developed to reflect the environment of where the plant is located.

This gave the building a more integrated feel with the natural surroundings.