Australian Brewery Hotel

Project scope:

New fire detection and occupant warning system

About the client

The Australian Brewery Hotel is a large venue in Sydney’s North West. The venue features indoor and outdoor bars as well as function, dining and gaming areas. There is also a night club.

The challenge

The owner purchased an old warehouse which was to be stripped and refitted. We were engaged to install the fire detection and occupant warning system for the premises. The challenge was the client wanted minimal visual intrusion on the patrons from the system.

The solution

For this project, we ensured the fire detection system components were camouflaged using black detectors and all wiring concealed at high level ceilings in excess of 10 metres. Using elevated platforms, our team negotiated across carpeted floors, around the concrete bar and fixed custom made tables which were installed very early in the project.

Working with the client and the BCA consultant, Excel was able to ensure the fire system complied with strict requirements for nightclubs. We reworked the designs to include missing spill fans. This along with the visual indication to warn patrons of a fire emergency ensured that the project met the Building Code.

We were able to keep this challenging project ahead of schedule with the construction program.


  • The communication level and attention to detail in the planning along with clearly laid out drawings ensured we knew exactly what we were going to achieve. They successfully delivered the project whilst maintaining productivity, within budget and with minimal disruption.

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    Graham Sowden, GM for Asia Pacific and Japan, Acquia
  • The projects have always run smoothly, we have been impressed with the quality of the installation and the back up customer service that comes with it. Your professional approach to our projects has often returned commendations from our clients and we would have no reservations recommending your company.

    La Vita, Miranda
    Maurice Younan, Nazero Constructions
  • Thank you for your assistance in our last project. Your professionalism and honesty was appreciated. The owners were very glad we had recommended you and we look forward to working with you again.

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    Sharon Jones, Design Consultant, Accomplished Design
  • I know you would be as pleased as we are - we seem to have passed with 23 out of 25 for the fire safety which is the best we have anywhere - I have heard it is unusual to pass on the first inspection too. Please pass on our thanks - this is where it all counts.

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    Paul Campbell, Aged Care Property Development Manager
  • From the very first meeting to discuss cope, program and execution of works, Brian and his team were helpful, resourceful and obliging in all facets of the project. Excel Tradeworks were always accessible, easy to communicate with and helpful with operational matters. Our Project was delivered on time and budget. We have no hesitation in recommending Excel.

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    Maria Ferrara, Design & Technical Services, Toga Group

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