At 86 stories high, Aurora Apartments are one of the tallest towers in Melbourne’s Core Business District. Integral Group provided the fire engineering services for the residential and mixed-use development and its connection pathway to the neighboring food and retail precinct at Melbourne Central Station.
Incorporating the use of lifts for evacuation was an important part of the complex fire engineering strategy to ensure upper floor residents can evacuate rapidly and safely. The lift evacuation system was developed in conjunction with a holistic building-wide egress strategy. This also incorporated refuge areas, pressurized lift lobbies, and fire separated split scissor stair arrangement that managed egress redundancy.
A staged hand-over of this project allowed lower floors to be occupied while the building was in construction. The fire engineering team developed interim strategies to mitigate the fire safety risk over the lengthy construction period.