LG Australia has been selected to provide air conditioning for the 88-storey Aurora building opposite Melbourne's Central Station.

The $770 million skyscraper has overtaken The Rialto as the highest residential tower in Melbourne's CBD standing at 289 metres tall.

LG worked with the developer UEM Sunrise (Malaysia), the consulting engineer, Murchie Consultants, mechanical contractor D&E Air Conditioning, and the builder, Probuild, to win the prestigious project.

The 120,000 square metre development which features a total of 1,190 apartments will be completed in August.

LG's marketing manager, air conditioning, Bruce Leigh, said the project had a very complex set of challenges.

“Obviously the air conditioning solution needed to be energy efficient and to have strong connectivity, but we also needed to maximise limited installation space,” he said.

'This is why the Multi V Water solution has proven to be such a good fit.”

Leigh said LG proposed several design options and selections.

“We were able to provide a reduction in condenser water reticulation from the original design of 4, down to 2 modules per floor in the building,” he said.

Leigh said the lightweight outdoor unit enables double stacking, which resulted in substantial savings in installation space.

It is also easier to transport and install thanks to a 13% reduction in unit size and 15% reduction in overall weight.

“It's hard to match this solution for flexibility it has up to 300m of piping length and because water pipes are not connected to indoor units, usersare free from water leak problems,” he said.

Leigh said individual controls were also required to service different areas ranging from mixed service apartments to large common areas.


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