Hunter Werribee is a 12-storey building. It’s primarily a Holiday Inn hotel with several levels of tenanted office space and five levels of car parking with retail around the ground floor.
21 Celsius designed and installed mechanical services and HVAC for the builder, Epicon Group. The system installed was a full mechanical services system, incorporating:
- ventilation to car parks
- fresh air or outside air for office space and hotel
- climate control through the use of VRF air conditioning systems
- stair pressurisation systems for safe egress in a fire event
- BMS installation integrating with the hotel and office areas.
Before installation, we priced the project based on a design from a consultant. In this case, the budget was much higher than was allowable for this project.
We saved some $2 million by changing some equipment and redesigning the system, bringing the project back within budget. Despite scheduling challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a complete system is now operating, meeting all client and safety requirements.