Irving Street Brewery

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Country: Australia

Client: Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia

Architect: Tzannes Associates

Services Provided: Structural & Civil Engineering

Conversion of heritage listed building into a boutique hotel. A key feature and innovation in this stage is the regeneration of the existing 62m heritage listed chimney flue exhaust that has been creatively adapted to become not only a feature of the project but will also be utilised as the exhaust flue for the newly introduced tri-generation plant.

The important historic status of the existing heritage listed brick walls and limitations of the existing structure meant some significant structural engineering design challenges.

Meinhardt undertook extensive computer modelling of all loading situations in order to design an efficient clear span portal frame solution and limit overall deflections to reduce the risk of cracking. The structure has been designed to complement the heritage steel hoppers and concrete grain silos, eliminating the need for excess new elements, which may compromise the aesthetic value of this significant heritage building. The new structure now re-activates the Brewery Buildings for the new uses, maximising internal spaces while drawing attention to the existing heritage items.

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