Fujitsu General’s VRF J-IIS systems were specified for a luxury apartment project in the exclusive Central Coast suburb of Point Frederick. The specification for Marina Apartments met the premium quality expectations of the build, and provided unit owners with great operational efficiency.
West Gosford based air conditioning specialist, Air Forced Air collaborated with builder Central Real to deliver a premium quality residential project located 100 metres from the shores of Brisbane Waters.
A medium rise building, with six storeys above ground and split level basement, the complex features 29 luxury units. Given the prestigious location and sale price of each unit, the design brief was to push the boundaries with specification and finishes. All units sold off the plan within weeks of the project launch, breaking sales records for the Central Coast region at the time.
The tender requirements were for air conditioning in all 29 high-end units and basement mechanical services, including all the car park exhaust, lobby fresh air supply, and full mechanical package for air and services. Individual temperature control for each unit was also a requirement.
Due to the premium nature of the project, Air Forced Air specified Fujitsu General’s VRF J-IIS systems.
Each apartment required four to five indoor units – one for each bedroom and one or two in the living area. With limited space above the wardrobes, the Fujitsu slimline bulkhead (ARXK) units were easier to install. These mini ducts featured drain pumps, which made them ideal for this high-spec installation.
The final configuration of the outdoor units was 15 on the roof and 14 units in the car park. In the basement there was a garbage truck turntable and the units were wall-mounted above this, eliminating any impact on the available floor space. The solution was effective and the outcome positive.
“We had a large ventilated area for the garbage truck to enter, so the units in the car park were able to be hidden,” said Richard Ellis from Central Real. “This hasn’t presented any issues with noise, or ventilation. There has been no negative feedback and the installation was defect-free, which is evidence of the quality of the skills provided by Air Forced Air and the Fujitsu system.”
Fujitsu General’s in-house project engineers worked with Air Forced Air to provide selection data, system design and efficiency ratings for the Marina Apartments specification.
The project required a system that delivered above and beyond standard performance. The Fujitsu General VRF system enabled these high expectations to be achieved.
The installation included 29 outdoor units and 100 indoor units with a total system capacity of 373.6kW.