Significant redevelopment adopting performance based design
This project was a retail centre for the community in the Woolongong precinct. Through the development of a performance based fire safety design, this multi-level retail centre gained the flexibility to increase the size of the existing building without unduly increasing capital and ongoing costs.
The resulting redevelopment increased the floor space from 45,000 m2 to over 100,000 m2, and included the addition of a two level mall and the refurbishment and upgrading of a large proportion of the centre.
The performance based approach was developed with the objectives of maintaining an acceptable level of fire and life safety and maximising the net usable floor area.