Kew Circle Apartments Melbourne

Architect Christopher Doyle Architects
Area 33 Apartments
Client Pirovich
Engineering advisory
Engineering design & documentation
Fire protection
Hydraulic/public health
Specialist lighting

Medland Engineering were engaged by Pirovich to undertake full design of the electrical and hydraulic services, and design of the mechanical, communications and fire protection services to a level suitable to be taken over and constructed as a D&C arrangement.

The development consisted of 33 one and two bedroom apartments, each generously proportioned and of open plan living design.

Utilising the sprinkler residential code for buildings not more than four storeys in height, the sprinkler heads were spaced at greater distances providing a cost saving to our client. Medland Engineering were involved in discussions relating to the requirement for fire hydrant systems for the building, external hydrants provide coverage to the building, resulting in a space and cost saving due to fire hydrant booster pumps not being required.

Extensive coordination during the design period was undertaken to ensure mechanical and hydraulic plant could be installed at roof level minimising sight lines of the plant from the surrounding street level.