At 92 storeys and over 550 apartments Eureka Tower is one of the tallest apartment buildings in the world. Consisting of apartments, penthouses, retail, restaurants, showrooms, serviced offices and an observation deck Eureka Tower is a vertical village with all the associated amenities required for a small community to live.

The size and complexity of Eureka required a high level of coordination of services, structure and architecture to ensure that the tight construction programme was achieved.

Norman Disney & Young (NDY) developed the overall fire and life safety strategy for Eureka. Lifts, refuge areas and smoke control provide a safe, manageable and cost-effective environment for the occupants of the building which would not have been possible under a strict “deemed to comply” system.

By providing a coordinated services design and proactively engaging the architect and structural engineer, NDY was able to provide a highly coordinated and rationalised services design which minimised plant and riser space. The design also focused on flexibility and ease of maintenance so that the tower would be able to function effectively over its long life.

In November 2007, NDY was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the innovative emergency evacuation solution for Eureka Tower at the ACEA awards.