Client: Multiplex Australasia
Project value: $81m
Date of completion: Ongoing to late 2017
The challenge: The development at 65 Sussex Street is a new eight storey hotel with a distinctive geometric facade, 182 guest rooms including four suites, an internal courtyard, meeting space, restaurant and bar.
Our solution: Meeting the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the Building code of Australia is challenging for unique residential developments in the Central business district due to conventional design code requirements, the proximity of adjacent properties and limited site area. Exova Defire provided a range of fire engineering solutions for the building aimed at maximising the useable area and natural light. This included performance based assessment of the structure, fire protection requirements for windows located near the allotment boundaries, performance based internal fire separation to the courtyard, and extended travel distance to exits.