45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Bringing together McCormack, Turner Thinc & Townsend and AMP Capital demonstrated a team who knew how to deliver results. Based on Aurecon’s design, the 45 Collins Street building needed a new two-hour fire rated and waterproof room to house their new generator switchboard.
This wasn’t your everyday fitout, working in the basement of the building required a lot of technical design and strategy. With high voltage power lines to work around, McCormack with Turner Thinc & Townsend needed to put in place the correct measures in order to maintain and work within safety standards.
With numerous factors to navigate, challenges were inevitably met along the way. One of the major considerations with the build included a highly technical design to take the load of a two tonne fan being dropped on top of it, while also finding solutions to fire rate the room with penetrations. The communication between McCormack and Turner Thinc & Townsend was open and collaborative, they came up with effective solutions quickly and were able to have them resolved with little disruption to the programme.
Despite the potential risks and hazards involved, the project was delivered on time and to budget and met all aspects of the clients brief.