NEW PROJECT / HOTEL INDIGO – Barbados
The Update Group Barbados team will soon be hitting the beach, working on the building services of a new Hotel Indigo. Located on a beachfront site in Hastings in the southern district of Christ Church, this 132-room hotel project has a development budget of $100 million. Construction commenced at the end of 2022 and is scheduled to complete in December 2024.
Hotel Indigo is a chain of small, individually owned boutique hotels, which is part of IHG Hotels & Resorts. As of March 2023, there are 158 Hotel Indigo properties worldwide.
SANTANDER UNITY PLACE – Milton Keynes, UK
With the site team hard at work and the completion date fast approaching, we would like to share some impressive project stats. From a gross construction area of 850,000 sq ft to over 30km of pipework, 17km of submains and 1km of busbar, this is a project the entire team can be proud of.
NEW PROJECT / HILTON LONDON GATWICK PHASE 2A – UK
Update Group has been awarded the Phase 2 contract for delivering building engineering services at Hilton London Gatwick. Appointed by UK property firm Arora Group, our project scope covers 233 rooms and follows on from our successful completion of Phase 1.
Arora Group are a UK group of companies involved in hotel operations, hotel management, property construction, and property portfolio asset management.
Gatwick is the third-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the UK, after Heathrow and Stansted airports.
NEW PROJECT / PORT KINGSTOWN – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Aecon has appointed Update Group to offer MEP/FP services on a Design and Build basis for a major port construction project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Located in the capital city of Kingstown, the $170 million contract from the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be to develop a modernised cargo port and terminal area on a 6.5 hectare site. Port Kingstown handles a wide range of vessel traffic – from deep-sea cargo liner services to inter-island ferries to cruise ships.
Additional project scope includes a container storage yard, break-bulk vehicle storage and maintenance areas, relocating a sewer outfall line, as well as road upgrades and strengthening within the port catchment area. Terminal buildings will include port administration and customs, workshops, warehouses, and a container freight station.
Currently at design stage, construction is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2023, with an anticipated duration of two and a half years. MEP/FP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Fire Protection) assets, the backbone of any facility, will form a significant component of the overall works and will also include specialist security systems such as License Plate Recognition System, Perimeter Vibration Detection and Truck Container Scanning.