Clemton Park

Sunbeam and Victa produced iconic Australian products at the Clemton Park site during the hey-day of Australian manufacturing.  The Clemton Park landscape celebrates this history with its generous open spaces and choice of materials reflecting its industrial past. Towering Kentia palms mark the entrance to the entry piazza. A turfed detention basin appears as a mini soccer field enclosed by gentle terraced seating. The raingardens planted out with native grasses are thriving. The small play area was inspired by the two manufacturing icons with reference to the design palette of the 1940s and 1950’s era. The long coiling ‘electric’ cable complete with a black ‘plug’ stands proudly as a focal element and doubles up as a climbing play structure. The rotating ‘Roundanet’ resembles Sunbeam mix master ‘beaters’. The play-space and palm piazza are linked by narratives depicted onto chunky corten steel planters, referencing the historic use of the site. 

Project

Clemton Park

Location

Campsie, NSW

Client

Frasers Property
Budget $ 1.5 Million

Completion

October 2015

Key Consultants

UmbaCo Landscape Architects
KannFinch Architects
Celeste Coucke from Cloud Farm Studio
Tomas Misura / corten steel prefabrication
Photography: Simon Wood Photography