November 6, 2018: KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to modernize the elevators at 385 Bourke Street, located in Melbourne, Australia, with the latest in vertical transport technology.
Based in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), 385 Bourke Street is an A-grade building providing premium facilities for its tenants and an abundance of dining and retail options on its ground floor. The 41-level office tower, owned by the Dexus Office Partnership and managed by Dexus, aims to redefine the future of the modern workplace.
In order to futureproof the vertical transportation of the building and ensure a safe, seamless and efficient journey for the occupants and visitors at 385 Bourke Street, KONE is modernizing the machines with the ReGenerate(TM) 800 solution, as well as upgrading the elevator doors with the KONE ReNova(TM) solution and complementing them with new car interiors. These solutions cover the main components of the elevator, including the hoisting machinery, controller and electrification system, to create a more reliable, energy efficient and smooth operation.
The full KONE Destination Control System (DCS) is also being installed at 385 Bourke Street. The solution takes into account desired destination floors and the number of waiting passengers, grouping passengers to improve efficiency and convenience with less crowded cars and shorter travel times. KONE will also use state-of-the-art people flow survey tools such as the Elevator Performance Analyser and Smart Lobby to ensure the new DCS system is incorporated into the building with maximum impact.
“This project is a wonderful opportunity for us to bring the latest in KONE technology and innovations to align the elevators with the building’s vision of being the modern workplace of the future. We are proud to deliver modernization solutions to provide the best people flow experience for the occupants and visitors of 385 Bourke Street,” says Axel Berkling, executive vice president for KONE Asia Pacific.
This order was booked in the second quarter of 2018 with the project expected to be completed in late 2020.