Designed by McBride Charles Ryan and constructed by Hickory, this MAB residential development is easily one of the most unique and striking buildings in the Docklands precinct, Melbourne. 'Banksia' had the parking challenge of a very narrow long site and the inability to excavate basement levels, but still required to have enough car spaces for the residents.
By incorporating a row of the Wohr 501 parking platforms, the architect was able to achieve 43 independent parking spaces in a place where previously only 23 independent spaces were possible. Each user has their own nominated platform, and safety sensors at the front and rear of each system, along with side impact sensors prevent the possibility of danger to people or vehicles.
The users operate the system via an easy to use control panel, each user has a coded key specific to their space to prevent incorrect parking and increase security of vehicles.
The platforms include parking guides and wheelstops to ensure correct positioning of vehicles
All parking equipment is designed and manufactured to exacting standards in Germany by Wöhr Autoparksysteme and installed and maintained by local subsidiary Wohr Parking Systems Australia