This existing shopping centre has units accessed directly or indirectly from the mall and some units which are not accessed off the mall. There was no record of the fire strategy for the building and therefore the current management team needed a written fire strategy.
The management team aimed to convert two smaller units into a larger unit and to have a climbing wall within part of the mall. Making alterations to a shopping centre without reference to a fire strategy causes difficulties with the approvals process.
Innovation Fire Engineering visited the site to evaluate the fire safety features provided in the shopping centre and the impact of the proposed changes. We assessed the scheme and developed solutions to retain the safety of occupants within the shopping centre in the event of fire.