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Article Date: 30th July 2020

Frenger Systems - 183-185 Clarence Street, Sydney

Frenger, Clarence Street Sydney

Frenger are proud to be currently supplying both their ‘exposed’ Compact™ Active chilled beams and their X-wing® Radiant Passive Chilled Beams to 183 - 185 Clarence Street (Substation 164), Sydney. This Built Development Group project involves the redevelopment and restoration of two adjoining heritage listed buildings, including a former electricity sub-station and a disused office/warehouse building. The former substation and disused building in Sydney’s CBD will be brought dramatically into the 21st century with a six-storey ‘floating’ glass-and-steel pod cantilevered on top.

FJMT Architects were selected following a design competition in which their scheme employs an innovative solution to support and integrate the new building addition with minimal impact on the pre-existing heritage buildings.

The scheme not only refurbishing the existing heritage site, but also incorporates a sympathetic new tower addition allowing for circa 7,650m2 of commercial office space and approximately 250m2 of retail premises within the new development.

FrengerImage of the proposed ‘floating’ glass-and-steel cantilevered pod of the new upper floor levels when complete

Frenger were selected to supply their ‘exposed‘ Compact™ Active chilled beams and X-wing® Radiant Passive chilled beams to provide energy-efficient solution which complimented both the new building addition as well as the pre-existing heritage buildings.

Frenger’s ‘exposed‘ X-wing® Radiant Passive chilled beams (40% Radiant quotient) not only helps to provide effective energy efficient cooling to the commercial floors but also delivers an excellent indoor climate environment which is essential for Employee Wellbeing and Performance.

Frenger’s ‘exposed’ slimline Compact™ Active Chilled Beam (c/w extruded aluminium Coanda Wings) are also supplied with Air Management Discharge Vanes ‘AMDV’ concealed within the beam and smooth curved discharge slots for enhanced aesthetics and superior air distribution as we provide full Coanda effect and “fan shape” distribution. The Coanda effect is initiated within our Compact™ Active chilled beam to ensure horizontal discharge for optimal thermal comfort levels.

Client: Built Development Group

M&E Contractor: D&E Air Conditioning

Architect: FJMT Architects

Completion: Q4 2020

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