Intermain A-Grade Conversion

This heritage building, built in 110 years ago, was being used for C grade office space. The owners wanted to convert it to A-grade space that reflected the industrial style of yesteryear. To do this required a significant upgrade to all the services in the building – including fire protection.

Intermain A-Grade Conversion
  • CLIENT:Intermain
  • Project Type:A-Grade Upgrade
  • BUILDING TYPE:Commercial Office – 10 floors – Sydney CBD
  • Location:Sydney
View the Outcome
Situation

This heritage building, built in 110 years ago, was being used for C grade office space. The owners wanted to convert it to A-grade space that reflected the industrial style of yesteryear. To do this required a significant upgrade to all the services in the building – including fire protection.

The design was done and the tender won, when planning discussions between the project manager, fire engineer, certifier and 2020 Fire Protection which identified that that the designs provided would not fit in the building, nor meet the deem-to-satisfy requirements of the BCA and may impinge upon the viability of the project. The issues related to the building having been inaccurately categorised as low-rise (under 25metres); yet it was actually high-rise (above 25 metres) and the impact this would have on the systems to be installed – particularly relating to the water supplies for hydrants and sprinklers.

Actions Taken

2020 Fire Protection on behalf of the owners and our client, went directly to the fire engineers and certifier and discussed, negotiated and planned a hybrid system that could be validated under a Fire Engineering Solution accepted by the Certifier and the regulatory Authorities.

This required significant greater interfacing with council and other authorities, having to dig up a major street – including removing a tree and working around live gas, power, fibre-optic internet back-bone cables, heritage sandstone and many other services.

Outcomes

The floor space and structural impact of the originally required tanks were removed, freeing up valuable lettable space for the owner’s long-term benefit and delivering a compliant building, safe for many more years of occupation.

worth$500
Free Site Visit,
Quote and System Condition Summary.

Request a free quote and report valued at $500. Make the process easy by choosing the fire safety company that give you the least headaches!

    I'm looking for:

    Servicing Greater Sydney

    Check your postcode to see if you qualify for our free Fire Safety site visit and quote

    Customer Testimonials

    Make an Enquiry

    Enter your details in the form and one of our expert fire safety practioners will contact you.

      Other Case Studies

      Village Balgowlah (BFMS)

      Leading Facilities Manager BFMS reviews 2020 Fire Protection

      VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

      Fire System Fitouts Review

      Founder of top Property Management firm Sherington reviews 2020 Fire.

      VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

      Council Fire Order Upgrade Review

      Rony Zlochevsky is one of…

      Read full article

      April Group’s Facility Manager Reviews 2020 Fire

      2020 Fire Protection has, for…

      Read full article

      First National Real Estate Reviews 2020 Fire

      First National Real Estate…

      Read full article