Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre

Nettleton Tribe

Quickdeck Roofing


511m² of Fielders Cadence®


The Project

Designed to inspire and educate, the Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre (WSIEC) is an iconic structure, offering panoramic views of the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport as it transforms from plans to construction to completion.

Architects, Nettleton Tribe, were engaged to design this amazing, multi-purpose facility. In essence, the Experience Centre is a stunning ring-side seat into the development of Sydney’s greatest infrastructure project of modern times.

The Process

Fielders supported the appointed architect, Nettleton Tribe and appointed contractor, Watpac Constructions, during the design development period. Part of the process was unveiling a brand new product, one that had the striking looks and versatility to create such an outstanding building. It’s called Fielders Cadence®.

Fielders Cadence® has the same eye-catching flat pans as Fielders Prominence™ but can be cut into longer lengths without compromising optimal thermal performance. This is due to Fielders unique Snapklip™ system, allowing for quicker installations and more diverse applications.

Fielders Mobile Milling Team rolled the 0.55BMT sheets on site in 400mm widths and varying lengths to follow the swirling contour of the roof. Roofing contractors, Quickdeck Roofing (who won a MRCAA award for this project) installed a total of 511m² of Cadence® using 2,600 Snapklips.

The installation was done on schedule without any unforeseen setbacks, and the building was officially opened in 2019 by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

The Solution

Fielders Cadence® is a statement material which can be used horizontally and vertically. It is strong, versatile and very quick to install using our unique Snapklip™ system, and brings into reality outstanding designs like the Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre.

In this project, 511m² of Fielders Cadence® was rolled onsite in 400mm cover widths in varying lengths in COLORBOND® steel Surfmist®.