Australia’s first automated car parking system for Sydney’s new skyscraper “The Lennox”
The new luxury high-rise "The Lennox" in Sydney’s Parramatta District has been equipped with a fully automatic car park in 2021. The system is the very first of its kind in the southern hemisphere using Lödige Industries robotic ‘CUBILE’ technology. The building's nine-level basement combines three levels of conventional parking with six additional levels for the automated parking system, with capacity for 327 vehicles.
Thanks to efficient use of space, the automated parking levels required less than 15m excavation, which, given the sedimentary rock in the area, allowed for significant cost savings in the excavation and reduced building impact. In addition to the reduced footprint below the surface, the facility relieves pressure on the urban living space of its popular neighbouring shopping and restaurant district by ensuring residents can always make use of a sufficient number of parking spaces inside the building.
Automated car park systems as a space saving solution for urban development
With a payload of up to 2.5 tonnes per vehicle, the system can handle all common cars and SUVs. Users only need to drop off their vehicle at one of a total of five transfer cabins. From this point everything is automatic. The transfer cabin’s gate closes, and the car is transported to the parking level, where it is moved by flat robots, the 'Lödige Shifter' onto a horizontal transfer vehicle and delivered to a free parking space. Here the robots once again lift the vehicle by its tyres and move it into the parking space.
This enables the most efficient use of the space in the parking facility at The Lennox. In view of high property prices in the construction area, the space-saving system is an attractive alternative for the developers due to its cost-effectiveness and increasing user comfort at the same time.
Intelligent system software ensures fast and efficient parking
Lödige Industries’ intelligent system software monitors and controls all storage processes. The software calculates the most efficient parking positions as well as access and departure routes for the cars. Here, approximately 90 vehicles can be parked or retrieved per hour and pick-up times of around 2-3 minutes can be achieved. Just as with drop-off, users simply need to pick up their vehicle from the transfer cabins. This avoids the search for parking spaces and the risk of accidents.
Modern and luxurious parking through practical and intuitive smartphone app
Completed in November 2021, the 149-metre building is one of Australia's most modern skyscrapers. With a total of 46 floors and 6,300 square metres of space, "The Lennox" houses 414 apartments. The building contractor EQ Construction, developer Aoyuan International, and the architects, Marchese Partners, designed the building as a luxury property, which comes with a fitness studio, Zen Garden, community function room, indoor pool and a concierge service.
The automated parking system by Lödige Industries supports this concept with its practical, time-saving, and convenient use. Residents will use a modern and intuitive smartphone app developed by Lödige Industries to retrieve their cars.
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approx. 27,000 m³
What does the customer say?
“Sydney is one of the world’s most desirable places to live in. Aoyuan International has made a name for itself here with ultra-luxurious residential projects such as One30 Hyde Park, Esplanade Norwest, Woolooware Bay and now The Lennox Parramatta. World-leading architecture, innovative design and superior finishes are important in all our projects. For The Lennox we wanted both a modern functionality and timeless aesthetic combined with our customary meticulous quality and craftsmanship. The automated parking technology from Lödige Industries offers both the innovative functionality and luxurious user experience we were keen to create and the performance we needed to see.”
- Adrian Liaw, President of Aoyuan International and Head of Development Australia.
- Thanks to efficient use of space, the automated parking levels required less than 15m excavation, which, given the sedimentary rock in the area, allowed for significant cost savings in the excavation.
- The facility relieves pressure on the urban living space of its popular neighbouring shopping and restaurant district by ensuring residents can always make use of a sufficient number of parking spaces inside the building.
- Avoidance of the search for parking spaces and the risk of accidents.
- Residents will use intelligent system software monitors and control panels and a modern and intuitive smartphone app developed by Lödige Industries to retrieve their cars.