Contracts are awarded in Melbourne’s CBD, and a Gold Coast distributor wins an award.
KONE to Modernize VT System in Office Tower
KONE has been selected to modernize the vertical- transportation (VT) system at 385 Bourke in the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne. Slated for completion in late 2020, the contract consists of modernizing machines with the ReGenerateTM 800 solution, upgrading elevator doors with the ReNovaTM solution and installing new car interiors. The solutions cover hoisting machinery, controllers and electrical systems.
KONE’s Destination Control System (DCS) will also be installed. KONE states it will use survey tools such as the Elevator Performance Analyzer and Smart Lobby system to ensure the new DCS is incorporated into the building with maximum impact.” The 41-story office tower is owned and managed by Dexus.
Orbitz Honored at Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
Orbitz Elevators received the Professions and Business Services Award during the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards gala dinner on November 13 in Broadbeach. The annual award recognizes businesses that meet an increasing demand for their products and services. Orbitz, which recently became Australia’s first Hitachi distributor (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2018), said the achievement would not have been possible without its “dedicated employees, valued clients, partners and suppliers,” and looks forward to another strong year this year.
Developer Selected for Vertical Campus
ISPT has been selected to develop a 32-story vertical campus designed by Daryl Jackson Architects on Queen Street in the CBD of Melbourne, The Urban Developer reported. The 24,000-m2 development, Victoria University Precinct, is a joint venture of ISPT, Victoria University and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. It will house offices, classrooms and administrative offices and incorporate two heritage-listed structures on Queen Street. Construction is expected to start this year and be complete in 2021.