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McKell Building Refurbishment

Transforming an office building for new uses

  • $4M

    Project Value

  • 3.5K

    Square Metre Fit-out

  • Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales

Building ventilation and acoustic redesigns support commercial office space

The McKell Building in the Sydney central business district was a government building—not something originally designed to accommodate acoustically-isolated rooms. When Public Works NSW set out to complete a commercial fit-out encompassing building service and acoustic engineering, they brought in our team to design.

The project involved multidisciplinary services including acoustics, electrical, fire protection, hydraulics, and mechanical. The internal fit out covered commercial office space on levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 23. Two of the key challenges of the project were acoustic isolation between rooms and modifications to mechanical ventilation systems that were not originally designed to support multiple meeting rooms or enclosed spaces around the floor plate area. The solution required bespoke mechanical solutions, acoustic modeling, and acoustic testing on site.

With these redesigns, the McKell Building and its owners have greater flexibility when offering space for tenants. 

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Public Works NSW
Architect
Reid Campbell Group
Meet Our Team

Steven Tysar, Principal, Electrical Project Engineer

I enjoy applying my experience on projects, investing time into new technologies and mentoring other engineers.
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Olivier Gaussen, Director, Global Acoustics Leader, Buildings

Working within a multi-disciplinary company helps me bring a strategic contribution to concept stages, setting projects up for success.
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Antonio Lo Monte, Associate Director, Hydraulic Section Manager

With my experience in hydraulic and fire protection services, my aim is to ensure all designs are coordinated practically and economically.
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Steven Tysar

Principal, Electrical Project Engineer

Olivier Gaussen

Director, Global Acoustics Leader, Buildings

Antonio Lo Monte

Associate Director, Hydraulic Section Manager

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