April 4, 2022 11:53 am Published by

The Atrium Building

Project Details

Project Sector/s:
Plus Architecture
Project Manager:
Mitchell McDermott
Axis Engineering
Main Contractor:
Mac Group
Project Value:

Project Scope:

Tritech Engineering were appointed as Mechanical & Electrical Services contractor to undertake a full shell & core refurbishment (to Cat A standard) of a 6-storey office building constructed 20 years ago. This included full new M & E services, new toilet blocks, new entrance façade, atrium reconfiguration and internal bicycle storage with associated staff facilities.

Client vision/objectives:

The existing concrete structure was expressed within the office areas where the services are exposed – a departure from the industry norm for landlord fit-outs. New reception elements in oak and in-situ concrete compliment this approach. Bespoke suspended horizontal screens incorporating lighting within the atrium provide human scale spaces within this very large volume.

Unique challenges of the project:

The aim of this project was to revitilaise the central core of Block B while introducing new amenity space & services to become capable for multi-tenant let. The design by RKD elevated the complexity of alterations to the mechanical & electrical installations. The design incorporated extensive areas of exposed ceilings therefore the appearance of the M+E became an architectural element.

Tritech Methods/Innovations:

The existing structure presented many challenges as the building was previously designed for VRF air conditioning and the new design called for 4 pipe fan coil units with heat recovery ventilation. This provided challenges in terms of plant space, service riser sizes and ceiling services.