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Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock
Planex’s xLocker2 system fitted with Gantner ‘smart’ lock was chosen as a flexible personal storage solution for the University of Western Sydney’s recent Parramatta fit out.
Designed to empower students within a collaborative learning environment, Planex’s steel lockers introduced a flexible end-of-journey experience to increase accessibility, maximise social connection and enhance the Western Sydney University’s agnostic educational model.
In 2014 architects Woods Bagot were appointed to design the new 10 level Parramatta campus located at 100 George Street as an extension of the existing historical Parramatta site. A centrally located staircase encourages interaction and visual access to the many agnostic learning areas, lecture theatres, study rooms and collaborative meeting areas. The colourful new campus provides 22,000-square metre’s of learning space with each of the seven levels in the fitout showcasing activated educational spaces in a matching colour palate.
Western Sydney University required a flexible personal locker storage system to be integrated into pre-existing joinery within their educational and research departments.
Students and staff proposed the use of electronic ‘smart’ lockers for all end-users. Lockers were designed across 10 levels in an array of rainbow powder coat shades to reflect the design and layout of each level.
To meet the specific educational requirements of the environment the Woods Bagot team specified Planex’s xLocker2 storage system with a smart locking system supplied from Gantner. As ways of working evolve, Planex’s xLocker2 system provides a unique personal storage solution for agile, activity based environments and end of journey storage for commuters or mobile workers. Providing better flexibility than traditional locker storage this personal locker system solves the problems associated with individual storage needs and communal multi-purpose work environments.