Mechanical services, University of Wollongong, Western Building

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Project Overview

The tier one commercial air conditioning Wollongong project was completed in early 2020. The Western Building, at the University of Wollongong Campus, allowed Climax Air Conditioning to showcase the depth of our in-house design and construction capabilities.  The building was designed to accommodate the diverse functions of the School of The Arts English and Media (TAEM), the School of Health and Society (HAS) School and the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities (SGSC). The building is approximately 10,000sqm gross floor area across four levels plus a roof plant room. As such the Climax Air Conditioning team provided a wide range of mechanical services including cooling towers, individual extraction exhaust for laboratories and acoustic designed air control for recording studios and theaters

Climax were engaged by Richard Crookes Constructions under early contractor involvement.   To meet the complex, and varied, requirements of the building the team needed to design “out of the square” solutions.   Amongst the innovative design were some unique features such as requirements for acoustics in theatres and sound recording studios.  Individual exhaust for laboratories and work stations and a custom designed fire smoke exhaust extraction system.  On which, during the course of commissioning, a smoke vent test was undertaken.  You can watch the recording here. The inhouse design and construction of the mechanical services enabled Climax to deliver a successful outcome.

The video from our commercial air conditioning Wollongong team explains the process for the project from design to handover.  Watch our short 2 minute video about the project here



Project details

  • Year: 2018 / 2019
  • Work : Design and Construct
  • Builder: Richard Crookes Constructions