Located in west Sydney, the Castle Towers Shopping Centre is currently undergoing a major transformation that when complete will see it become Australia’s second largest shopping precinct. Benmax secured the mechanical services contract for stage 2 enabling works for the project in late 2016, with the project including the demolition of three existing plantrooms and building of two new plantrooms.

One of the major challenges of the project was maintaining uninterrupted operation of the centre’s cooling conditions whilst constructing and reconfiguring multiple new central energy plants within the same plant space as the demolished plantrooms. The work of the Benmax digital engineering team, utilising BIM and 3D viewing platforms, greatly assisted the team and broader project partners in ensuring this occurred successfully.

Benmax completed work on the project in early 2018 and has recently commenced work in further stages of the redevelopment project.

project overview

Type of development: Retail

Builder: Construction Control

Completed: 2018

project features

  • Large scale multi stage development project
  • Occupied buildings
  • 6 x new and 3 x relocated water cooled chillers
  • 9 x super quiet high volume BAC cooling towers
  • 27 primary and secondary chilled and condenser water pumps
  • 3 x natural gas fired boilers