Olderfleet Buildings, 477 Collins Street Melbourne Project

Olderfleet Outside 1

Two separate fire compartments were compromised by large storm water pipes. FRS designed and installed a fire rated system using Speedpanel and Promatect fire board products.

Project Name:                                               Olderfleet Buildings

Location:                                                           477 Collins Street Melbourne

Client Builder:                                                Mirvac

Work types:                                                     Problem solving and design

.                                                                               Fire Compartments

.                                                                               Penetration sealing

Period:                                                               July 2020

The FRS team were engaged to help solve a fire rating problem at the new Olderfleet 40-storey tower at 477 Collins Street, Melbourne. A Mirvac project due for completion this year, an issue had arisen where a number of large storm water pipes were passing through two separate fire compartments. The large size of these penetrations and the angles at which the pipes had been run meant that the usual approach of fitting fire collars was impossible.

FRS designed a complete solution for each area using Speedpanel in steel frame supports, which we further protected with Promat fire board. Situated within a Loading Dock and a Bin Room, these fire compartments are now fully protected and compliant with the penetrating pipe works fully enclosed the within Speedpanel walls. Now up to code, this design provided a fast and effective solution.

FRS is proud to be associated with this stunning building. Olderfleet is a new 58,000 square metre, 40-storey premium office tower due for completion in 2020. It one of Australia’s most impressive commercial developments with its much loved Victorian heritage façade through to the stunning glass tower.


Olderfleet Loading Dock Before  Bin Room Before  Speedpanel Olderfleet