Several passive fire systems from Promat Australia were installed at the new 5-level Club Stand at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne to provide fire protection.

Designed by Bates Smart Architects and built by Multiplex, the Club Stand celebrates the rich history and character of Flemington Racecourse. Offering sweeping 360-degree views of the Mounting Yard, Race Track, Members Lawn, Parade Ring, Betting Ring and Winning Post, the new Club Stand is the 10th grandstand to be built at Flemington since 1865, and sets a new benchmark for racecourse facilities.

Fire stopping

Fire Rating Solutions was engaged for the installation of various Promat passive fire systems to protect structural steel, ducts and service penetrations from fire. Promat products used for firestopping at the Club Stand included CAFCO 300, PROMASPRAY P300, PROMASEAL bulkhead batts, PROMATECT 250 and PROMATECT L500.

Passive fire systems

The $128-million project was completed in time for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Festival.

“The opening of The Club Stand marks one of the most exciting times in the Victoria Racing Club’s history and we’re thrilled to unveil the unique spaces within this world-class venue," the venue operators said.