Large-scale Custom E&M Services Enclosure Design By FRS

Set on the former Age newspaper site at 250 Spencer Street, West Side Place will become Victoria’s largest residential development spanning half a city block. Stage 1 comprises 1376 apartments over two towers, as well as the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere; Melbourne’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel with a check-in desk that boasts panoramic sky views from level 80. Stage 2 will provide a further 1519 apartments over two towers with retail arcades and the addition of a 308 room Dorsett Hotel.

The FRS team is proud to be working with Probuild Construction on its West Side Place project. Under a tight schedule our team completed the the design and installation of a significant Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) Services Enclosure for the mains cables servicing the twin towers of this huge project. Spanning over 200mtrs in length, snaking around the basement and in and out of different electrical switch rooms up and down the building, this is a huge E&M Services Enclosure!

E&M service enclosures are required to protect life and property in the event of fire. Essential Services must be protected to ensure property function for a specified period of time during fire, to allow time for building occupants to escape and for responding firefighters to have ready access to fire safety systems and utility services. In addition, properly installed E&M service enclosures will also prevent a fire travelling through these enclosures and thus avoid the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes from one building compartment to another.

The FRS team is highly skilled and the largest of its kind in Victoria. This means we are able to take on large scale projects with ease whilst continuing to servicing our wider client base. Our industry knowledge built up over 30 years, state of the art patented equipment and large central warehouse means we bring projects in on time and on budget. We certify all our works to Australian Standards.

Call us for further information on E&M service enclosures or any other passive fire protection needs on +61 3 9419 1393.