For the Devonport Waterfront Hotel project, JMG were engaged by Fairbrother for Mechanical & Electrical services, on the back of JMG’s contemporary experience in recent hotels such as Crowne Plaza Hobart, Verge Hotel Launceston and Freycinet Lodge.
The design process was a close collaboration between JMG, builder/developer Fairbrother, plus Lyons Architects, sub-contractors Degree C Mechanical & Electrical, and Hotel owner/operator, Accor who came onboard during the design/construction phase. The design brief specified flexible and energy efficient systems, and designs evolved in parallel with construction to optimize and customize engineering systems, and later to incorporate hotel operator requirements & preferences.
A Hybrid VRV air conditioning system was used to maximize energy efficiency through the full range of occupancy & usage. JMG played an important role in the design of the lighting systems for the guest rooms and back-of-house areas, to coordinate specialist interior design input for reception and function areas, to make for an integrated, cost effective and energy compliant package.