Oaks Hotel and The Rock Pub


Ruthven Street, Toowoomba CBD, Queensland


Darling Downs South West


Circa $1 million


Completed - March, 2020

NRG Services were engaged by McNab to Design and Construct the mechanical services for the Oaks Hotel in Toowoomba, encompassing 105 apartments/rooms, lobby, commercial office space, gym, conference facilities, hotel kitchen, pool, specialty shops, adjoining tavern ‘The Rock Pub’, and basement carpark.

Through early contractor engagement, NRG worked closely with the McNab design team to provide an energy efficient and practical solution for the project with the use of:

  • Energy recovery ventilators
  • Carpark exhaust management system
  • VRV air-conditioning systems
  • Smart Card shut down of air-conditioning systems to hotel apartments
  • Variable Speed Drives to manage the output and efficiency of the mechanical ventilation systems throughout

The scope of works comprised of:

  • Bulkhead split air-conditioning to hotel apartments and rooms
  • Exhaust systems to hotel bathrooms
  • General exhaust systems to back of house services
  • Air-conditioning and ventilation systems to conference rooms, office space, hotel kitchen, specialty stores and tavern
  • Hotel kitchen exhaust and mark up air systems
  • Exhaust air systems to both specialty store and tavern kitchens
  • Hotel gym and pool air conditioning and heat pump systems
  • Exhaust and supply air systems including carpark exhaust management system
  • Fire and smoke design and installation and development of fire matrix

NRG were able to successfully meet the key requirements of the project, working on multiple fronts and providing staged delivery, while delivering a high quality of workmanship.