Gangi Electrics was engaged to provide a complete power and lighting solution for South Wharf’s Munich Brauhaus. This is not the first project Gangi Electrics has completed for the Urban Purveyor Group, as we also performed works for the Sake Restaurant and Bar, as part of the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Hamer Hall in 2012.
Munich Brauhaus is a 900 seat restaurant housed within one of the original boat sheds that line the iconic Yarra River. Consisting of two outdoor areas, two bars, a 400 seater dining hall, and three private function rooms, the planning and execution involved in such a project required a high level of detail and skill. But of course, with such a large-scale project came a variety of challenges.
The original structure was not designed to support or house a new, intricate lighting plan. Therefore, Gangi Electrics was required to build a structure within the building to not only support the numerous light fittings, but also to hide the cables controlling the fittings.
Lighting is always a major consideration for restaurants, and this was no exception. Some beautiful light fixtures were sent over from overseas, however upon receiving the fittings, we discovered that they weren’t made to measure for such high ceilings. Not having the time to send the fittings back to the manufacturer, Gangi Electrics not only sourced new material to wire and hang each fixture, but also reconstructed each fitting to suit each location.
In conjunction with Lighting Partners Australia Gangi Electrics also installed a bespoke LED solution throughout the venue, including total dimming control via a Clipsal C-Bus system.
- A reconfigured electrical meter. The original building had provision for 13 tenants, so we reconfigured it so it could house only the one meter.
- 3 Large pork knuckle ovens (the only ones in Australia) direct from Germany. These have been rewired to comply with Australian standards.
- LED lighting to ensure that the lighting levels throughout the entire venue can be tailored.
- Clipsal C-Bus lighting control, including 2 touch screens. Each touch screen has full control over the venue, as well as the ability to set lighting scenes to suit the time of day/night. Each touchscreen also has security measures installed so that only certain personnel have control.
Founded in Geelong, the Cotton On Group has come a long way since opening its first store in 1991. Now a world renowned brand with over 1300 stores across 16 countries, the Cotton On Group retains a strong connection to home, and still maintains its headquarters in Geelong. And since 2012 Gangi Electrics has been employed as the company’s chief electrical contractor.
Works that we’ve performed for the company include:
- New data networks across five new developments within the group’s headquarters, facilitating over 600 workstations.
- Power and light distribution, not only in existing offices but also in all new office developments. Including a workspace that houses over 140 employees.
- Along with the installation of LED lighting as a standard, the lighting has been coupled with the company’s security system. This provides greater security when office spaces are under alarm, as well as increased energy efficiency.
- These works were performed in strict consultation with the project’s architect and lighting engineer. We continue to work closely with the Cotton On Group and endeavour to ensure that all their electrical, data and AV installation needs are met.