A new ceiling fan has been installed at Hampton’s new £2 billion residential property, as a part of an upgrade to the existing ventilation system.
The system was installed by the contractor at the same time as the first floor was being built and will be used to improve ventilation in the house.
The new ventilation system has also been installed in the main residence and adjacent apartment blocks.
Hampton Council’s executive director of housing, Ben Stoll, said the new system had improved the ventilation and air quality of the house, with a 10 per cent reduction in indoor air pollution compared to last year.
He said the ventilation system also had reduced the number of complaints about the air quality from people who had been staying at the house and it also had been very effective in improving the overall health of residents.
“This was a very important part of the overall upgrade that was carried out by the contractors,” he said.
Mr Stoll said the contractor had been able to work closely with the building and planning department to ensure the installation of the new ventilation was a good fit for the area and in line with all safety and environmental requirements.
A total of 5,000 tonnes of materials and engineering were used to complete the ventilation project, he said, with approximately 4,000 workers involved.
Housing Minister John Williams said the council had been pleased to see the ventilation upgrade completed before the council was faced with the challenge of repairing the entire structure.
“I am delighted to see that we have received the approval from the planning department for the ventilation upgrades that will be carried out at Hampton,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“That will allow us to start the work immediately and the building will be ready to start work by the end of the year.”
Hampton’s Victorian chief executive, Mike Murphy, said he was pleased the ventilation installation was completed in time for Christmas.
“It has been a very good year for Hampton and we will be very proud to have it go ahead as planned,” Mr Murphy said.
“Hampton has made great strides in improving air quality, and it is a testament to the hard work of our construction and planning staff that this upgrade was carried through before Christmas.”