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Paliment SquareAustralian-made brackets, flashings and panels from Melbourne’s Able Industries Engineering factory - will feature in the new Parliament Square building in Hobart, Tasmania.

Following their success in constructing the iconic Federation Square in Melbourne, Able Industries Engineering was successful in its bid to design, construct and supply pivotal elements to the $100 million- dollar Hobart project.

Able Industries Engineering’s, Business Development Manager, Brian Lawry said, “our 40-year history in metal fabrication, along with our best-practice systems and procedures’, is a credit to our 60 full-time staff who are the reason we can continue to grow and take on huge jobs such as this visionary urban square in Tasmania.”

“We have already delivered the first of our supplies to the project which were manufactured at our South Kingsville site, and they will continue to be installed in stages until the final reveal of the entire development in 2018,” Mr Lawry explained.

The Parliament Square precinct, has been through extensive planning processes since 2009, and is set to celebrate the city’s history, and introduce contemporary living to become the heart of area in Sullivan’s Cove – which will further connect the water to the city.

Located behind Parliament house around key thoroughfares which include Salamanca Place, Davey Street and Murray Street – the square is surrounded by already popular retail and entertainment precincts.

The space, much like the idea of Federation Square in Melbourne, will feature offices, retail stores and open community areas.

The area was deigned to integrate historic heritage buildings within the development which will provide a brand new office tower.

The precinct will be delivered in multiple stages, with the Salamanca Building due for completion at the end of 2016 and the final stage in 2018.