The Parklands

The Parklands

Watkins Steel were contracted by JMac Constructions to supply and install  structural steel for an grand architectural arbour. The arbour sits at the heart of The Parklands acting as an impressive landscape feature, surrounded by multi-level apartments and recreational gardens.


  • Complex architectural design with no two parts similar and few straight members
  • Awkwardness and size of the steel
  • Tight budgetary and time-frame constraints



  • Faro Focus 3D X 130 Laser Scanner
  • Telka Structures 3D Modeling Software
  • 3D point cloud model to check for clashes
  • Voortman Advanced Robotics
  • Robotic Total Station


“Watkins Steel’s state of the art expertise and construction savvy approach to providing millimetre perfect production of the arbour ensured that an extremely complex and high risk installation was completed seamlessly, efficiently and with the highest consideration of safety to all personnel involved. The site based verification of physical obstacles and constraints paired with their software allowed conflict analysis and design vetting to occur virtually in the office. As the client we were afforded hands on opportunities to partake in this process ensuring that the finished product was exactly as it was envisioned. The Watkins steel team provided great service throughout the entire project and I was extremely confident with the outcome throughout its fabrication and construction thanks to their professional and collaborative approach.”

Marc Mill, Senior Project Manager, JMac Constructions

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Project Description

Client: JMac Constructions
Location: Gold Coast