The contemporary rebuild is at the forefront of low-carbon emission construction as the first Victorian venue to showcase Boral's ENVISIA® lower carbon concrete.
In addition to reduced carbon and strength benefits, ENVISIA's® light colour, and excellent off form finish were well-suited to the exposed columns and slabs used in the design and expected to extend durability of the building to more than 100 years.
ENVISIA® can enable the design of large slabs with fewer or no joints as a lower carbon concrete. At the Stokehouse, using ENVISIA® resulted in a reduction in the volume of steel reinforcement and concrete required for the construction of inverted suspended slabs. ENVISIA® was also used in the building's columns. ENVISIA® is also ideal for marine environments.
Use of ENVISIA® also assisted our client meet Government environmental and sustainability requirements for developing Crown land.
In addition to using ENVISIA® concrete to reduce the structure's carbon impact, the Stokehouse's innovations in sustainability include using copper pipes to heat and cool the restaurant, a detergent-free washing system and composting food scraps for donation to community gardens.