Karratha Arts and Cultural Precinct, is a new community development comprising Library, Theatre/Auditorium, Roof Top Cinema, Lobby and Reception Areas together with associated functional areas including Stage, Rehearsal Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Green Room, Kiosk/Servery, Bio Box/Control Rooms. Lay Down, Back of House and Store areas, with an external Amphitheatre and remote external Chiller Compound, which is located in the CBD of Karratha.

Scope of works
Documentation, Manufacture, Supply, installation and Commissioning of all Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services. Comprising Supply of 600kw Cooling only Air Cooled Chillers and 200kW Heat Pump Air Cooled Condenser, with Chilled and Heating Water Reticulation serving 9 (nine) off “Carrier” Air Handling Units, (comprising 1 multi-zone and 3 Double Stacked, containing Heat Wheel / Wrap around heat pipe), together with 7 (Seven) off individual Chilled Water Fan Coil Units to dedicated areas, all connected via an arrangement of sheet metal ductwork and air diffusion outlets. Dedicated air cooled reverse cycle DX Air Conditioning system were provided serving the 2 Bio Box / Control Rooms, Dimmer / Store Rooms and Communications Room, with a dedicated DX Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) unit provided to Archives Room.

Two (2) Cool Rooms were provided serving Ground Floor Kiosk and First Floor Kitchen.

Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation systems were provided to Ground and First floor Public Toilets areas, Staff Change Rooms / Toilets, Laundry, Stage, Bio-Box (Projector), Kitchen & Dishwasher Exhausts.

Project Details


CIty of Karratha


Karratha, Western Australia


March 2018


$3.2 million


Community Development