Chiller Plant Upgrade

Client Representative, Design Manager and Project Manager.

Crown Melbourne

AG Coombs, AECOM


Responsible for feasibility, design, documentation and delivery of the upgrade of the existing air cooled Chiller Plant for Crown’s Clarke Street Building. The plant had been operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since the complex opened and was at the end of its economically usable life. 


Conduct feasibility of existing plant, assess options, prepare budget and recommend replacement works

Replace 2 x 1500Kw and 1 x 750Kw air cooled chillers that were past their economically usable life

Modification of the existing primary pumping system to a more efficient and reliable primary / secondary system

New controls system (BACnet – Comfortpoint)

Pump Room Built off site and lifted into position in-situ, pre-tested and commissioned

Modification to existing structural support systems.


Lifting of plant and equipment over Whiteman Street, Southbank

Cut-overs and works taking place in 24 / 7 operational facility

Handling of Plant and equipment with significant weight

Modifications to primary pumping system