Allshelter Provides Innovative Shelters for Swanson Dock Project

By: Allshelter
SYDNEY - May 1, 2024 - PRLog -- Allshelter, a pioneer in engineered fabric shelter solutions, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with McConnell Dowell in providing state-of-the-art shelters for the Swanson Dock West Remediation Project at the Port of Melbourne. This partnership underscores Allshelter's commitment to delivering tailored and robust shelter solutions for complex industrial environments.

Project Highlights:
  • Location: Swanson Dock West, within the DP World Operational Container Terminal, VIC
  • Installation Timeline: A rapid deployment and setup completed in 19 days
  • Shelter Size: An expansive total coverage of approximately 1,449m²
  • Structure Type: Custom-designed Double Stacked Container Mounted Shelters

With a history of over six decades, McConnell Dowell has been a reputable and reliable player in the construction sector, known for their innovative approach to civil and marine infrastructure projects. The Swanson Dock West Remediation Project involves the crucial remediation and upgrade of the existing wharf structure, which is vital for improving operational efficiencies at the dock.

Innovative Shelter Solutions by Allshelter: In response to the specific needs of the Swanson Dock West project, Allshelter designed and installed three custom fabric shelters, each tailored to optimise space and withstand severe weather conditions:
  • Centre Shelter: An outside-mounted shelter, secured to double-stacked containers, measuring 17m wide by 36.6m long with a partial endwall and double box gutter, engineered for wind speeds up to 162 km/hr.
  • Left Shelter: Measures 13.6m wide by 36.6m long, featuring a partial endwall and eave gutter, designed for wind speeds up to 147.6 km/hr.
  • Right Shelter: Centrally mounted to double-stacked containers, this 9m wide by 36.6m long shelter includes a partial endwall and eave gutter, capable of withstanding wind speeds up to 147.6 km/hr.

Why Choose Allshelter? This project exemplifies why Allshelter is the preferred choice for McConnell Dowell and many other leaders in construction and industry. Allshelter's reputation for engineering precision, reliability, and quick delivery aligns perfectly with the stringent demands of major industrial projects. The shelters for Swanson Dock West were erected using only ballast, showcasing Allshelter's capability to deliver efficient and secure solutions promptly.

About Allshelter: Allshelter is at the forefront of fabric shelter technology, committed to innovation and excellence in design and manufacturing. Our solutions are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients, ensuring performance, durability, and cost-effectiveness across various sectors.

For more information about Allshelter's innovative solutions and to view our range of projects, please visit or contact our customer service team at

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