RFBI Berry Masonic Village
The RFBI Berry Masonic Village required an uplift of the existing spaces to provide a better facility for their residents and families. This involved an upgrade of the 20-year-old lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling technologies, relocation of the main entry to another location and provision of on-site parking for visiting families.
The existing building services plant and equipment were upgraded to meet the current Australian standards and national construction codes. These items included new fire hydrant and booster assemblies, electrical switchboards with safety switches and air-conditioning systems installed throughout.
The acoustics design was challenging as this facility is situated in very close vicinity of local railways. To ensure improved insulation performance the Northrop team completed several site measurements, gathered data, and held close discussions with the local council to provide a workable solution.
Prior to the completion of the design, a presentation was made to RFBI to ensure the client and the design teams fully understood the proposal and had the opportunity to challenge the design philosophies on certain systems. Northrop’s Building Services team worked closely with the builder and the design team to explore several options to meet the project’s budget requirements while maintaining the client’s vision.