Maitland Administration Centre
|Sector:||Commercial, Government, Heritage|
|Location:||Australia - Newcastle|
- 5,000 sqm new commercial building
- Upgrade of 2,520 sqm heritage listed Maitland Town Hall building
- 4.5 Star to 5.0 Star NABERS rating target
- Modern heat recovery air conditioning systems and a demand control ventilation approach integrated into the design to optimise energy efficiency
- BIM technology utilised
- Prefabricated and preassembled HVAC equipment utilised to meet programme
Public accessibility and energy efficiency key considerations in design of new council administration building
Working in partnership with builder Hansen Yuncken, Benmax is currently on site delivering the mechanical services for the $38 million Maitland Administration Centre project. Located in the heart of Maitland, NSW, the project will see the construction of a new 5,000 sqm fit for purpose administration building, along with the refurbishment and upgrade of the 2,520 sqm heritage listed Maitland Town Hall building. Maitland is a rapidly growing community and the new building will support the Maitland City Council to bring their expanding team together in one central location improving public accessibility to services and providing much-needed upgraded facilities for the local community.
The new administration building will link to the existing Maitland Town Hall building via a central two storey atrium. On completion, it will accommodate an initial 537 occupants with capacity to increase to 726 occupants over the expected life of the building. The space will incorporate an open plan office layout, board and meeting areas, storage rooms and end of trip facilities for tenants.
Benmax will deliver the mechanical services across both buildings. For the new construction, the team will deliver a modern heat recovery air conditioning system with a demand control ventilation approach integrated into the design to optimise energy efficiency and support the Council’s aim of achieving a 4.5 to 5 star NABERS rating, in line with their environmentally sustainable focus. Upgrade of the mechanical systems at the existing Town Hall building will include the integration of air conditioning and ventilation systems to all conference rooms and council chambers.
Work on the project is due for completion in late 2022.