The Spencer, 420 Spencer Street

MasterPozzolith - water reducing admixtures


Location: Melbourne, Australia

Concrete producer: Barro Group Pty Ltd

Market sector​: Mixed-use development

Products used:

  • MasterPozzolith 400

Blending modern and heritage, 420 Spencer Street has always been a striking building. As one of Melbourne’s premier examples of art deco architecture, the new 38-floor residential development is building upon the original building on the site, incorporating the 1930s-era facade.

Awarded the construction of the new high-rise, family owned and operated construction company, Maxcon, turned to Barro Group for their concrete needs. Barro in turn worked with BASF on ensuring the required volume and quality of concrete was delivered.

Located at a major thoroughfare into Melbourne’s central business district, the area around the Spencer is busy at the best of times. Add the frenzy of last-minute, late-night shopping before the Christmas holidays, and the challenge of seamlessly supplying 2,450m3 of concrete becomes a lot tougher. 

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The Spencer

Image: The Spencer - 420 Spencer Street in West Melbourne, Victoria. Image: Courtesy of Bruce Henderson Architects.