Kira Lane Cove

Smart Living in the Heart of Sydney


Sydney, Australia

Year Completed


Project Value

AU $95M

Kira is a new 65 apartment complex, designed to create a contemporary living space in Sydney’s lower north shore suburb, Lane Cove. Residents can enjoy a luxury lifestyle with panoramic rooftop views, open air cinema, yoga lawn, and with living spaces offering balconies or private courtyards, inviting a sense of indoor/outdoor living. Hyecorp, the developers behind Kira invited buyers to collaborate in the early stages of construction and customise their home, and have crafted the apartments to nurture, community-minded living.

Holmes provided a fire safety strategy for the project to address the hazards that residential occupants may be exposed to. Our team of engineers justified the reduced fire resistance levels of the residential storage room by calculating the temperatures within the structural elements proposed for the building. This was achieved by utilising finite element heat transfer analysis of a concrete slab and the proposed brick wall.

In addition to this, performance solutions were developed to address travel distances to a point of exit, fire-isolated stair discharge, and the location of hydrants.



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