As part of an ongoing strategic transition to concentrate on Europe and the Caribbean markets, and to explore opportunities in the USA, Update Group is pleased to announce the sale of their Singapore business, Update Asia Pte Ltd.
Update Asia was incorporated in 2010, and worked on a number of high profile MEP projects in Singapore and Malaysia including Swissotel and Fairmont Hotels, Dyson, Apple, Dupont and Kerry Foods.
Former Update Group director Mark Donlon has acquired the business and will now be running the day to day operations of the company as managing director. With Mark’s experience in the building services industry in Singapore and knowing the SE Asia region well, having lived and worked there as part of Update Asia for several years, we have no doubt this transition will be a success.
SANTANDER TRITON SQUARE – London
Our HQ project for Santander at Triton Square in London is really starting to take shape. Another floor has recently been completed – with Levels 4 and 6 now handed over. With a total area of 130,000 sq ft across five floors, the space includes a new trading floor on Level 5, an executive suite for the Group Chairman and CEO, 1,050 workspaces, 90 meeting rooms and multiple collaborative spaces.
Our scope included the complete upgrade of all building services, setting a replacement strategy for existing plant that had reached its “end of life”, and to maintain services to the remainder of the building during construction.
EXXONMOBIL – Guyana
Working closely with our local partners, this new office campus development for ExxonMobil is starting to take shape. Despite the weather challenges in the region the ground works are progressing well.
Construction of the steel superstructure has now started, and we are looking forward to working alongside the ExxonMobil team to get this exciting 120,000 sq ft project completed.
Located on a 15-acre green field site adjacent to Ogle Airport on the outskirts of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, this facility will be ExxonMobil’s in-country headquarters.
Engineering aspects worth noting include a 1.5 megawatt solar panel system supported by a similar-sized energy storage system, which is connected to the grid. This infrastructure and standby fuel generators are all managed by a micro grid controller which will return surplus energy to the network, making the electrical engineering an interesting challenge. When completed this facility will have a net-zero energy footprint.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE – London
The Royal Academy of Dance recently moved from their previous location in Battersea to their new purpose-built global headquarters, one mile away on York Road. The state-of-the-art space includes seven full-size dance studios, a studio theatre (seating 193) with a full lighting rig and sound desk to be used for both RAD and community partner performances, two cafes, a specialist dance library and a large welcoming reception space that will be used to host exhibitions and events.
Owing to its end use as a performance theatre, we carefully designed acoustic treatments such as attenuators and silencers for the chillers and AHU’s. There are extensive ELV systems installations which required specific detailed planning during the design and commissioning phases. Update Group were appointed to install the entire building services package on a Design & Build contract.