Originally constructed between 1889 and 1890, the Olderfleet Building is a historical icon in the Melbourne CBD. The original, five-storey office building and adjoining warehouse were designed with large, deep floor layouts to provide tenants with the best workspace experience available at the time. The building’s proximity to the Yarra River provided the perfect location for one of its earliest tenants, the Melbourne Harbour Trust, with other organisations such as the Pastoral Union, Sailors’ Home and Victoria Shipwreck Relief Society similarly taking advantage of the location’s convenience to river wharves and the Western Market for their agricultural trade.
During the twentieth century, the building underwent minor changes and in 1970, the front façade of the building was declared as having architectural and historical significance. The rear of the site was demolished in 1974 and the whole site redeveloped in the 1980s around the front façade of the original buildings that were retained.
The new +$800million redevelopment of the Olderfleet site will provide 58,000m² of PCA premium office space throughout a forty-storey building. In addition to office accommodation, the Olderfleet redevelopment will boast on-site car parking, end of trip facilities, an on-site childcare centre and a wellness centre.
The state-of-the-art glassed façade building has been designed to maximise daylight via its thirty-metre high glass atrium lobby. The building is targeting a 5-star Green Star rating and a 5-star NABERS energy rating, in addition to platinum WELL certification.
Utilising the online platform Zutec, Dewick & Associates provided the mechanical O&M manuals for the base building and Deloitte fit-out projects. Working with Mechanical Contractor, Entire Mechanical Services, Dewick & Associates provided technical writing services adhering to the format and template provided by the end client, Mirvac. This included a detailed asset register, system descriptions for each type of equipment, preventative maintenance sheets and collation of all relevant technical data and manufacturer literature.
Mechanical Services Contractor: Entire Mechanical Services