SANTANDER UNITY PLACE – Milton Keynes, UK
The commissioning of all building systems at Unity Place in Milton Keynes is well under way, with over 2,000 test packs generated by an independent Commissioning Management company. The commissioning plan was set 15 months before project completion, and covers all critical MEP systems including: Pumps, CRAC Units, DX Units, Air/Water Source Heat Pumps, and Chillers.
With a full-time team of five specialists on site, Update Group will also be managing ‘Black Building’ testing, which is a simulation of a mains failure to test the functionality, performance and protection of the 2.5 Mw generator and two 1 Mw UPS battery systems.
SANTANDER TRITON SQUARE – London
This month marked the completion of the final office floor at Triton Square – Level 1. We have now successfully completed the refurbishment of Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 together with the plant replacement programme, handing over each phase on time and to the satisfaction of our eminent client.
We are delighted to announce that the project has now been extended to complete the refurbishment of the Ground Floor which includes the highly technical relocation of the buildings’ critical high tech Security Room. The unique challenge being the changeover of each system whilst maintaining the buildings functionality.
During this move the primary life safety, IT and security systems will be upgraded to the latest technology. In addition to the relocation of the security room, the next phase will provide new facilities for Santander’s employees such as Contemplation and First aid rooms, Yoga and Fitness studio, new Shower facilities, new toilet and locker room facilities, meeting rooms, new Café, a presentation space and multiple collaboration spaces with movable furniture to enable larger presentation spaces as required.
This is one of two projects Update Group is currently delivering for Santander in the UK, with the other being an 800,000 sq ft landmark office development in Milton Keynes.
NEW PROJECTS – Ireland
Update Group is further strengthening its projects portfolio in the hospitality sector by winning two high-profile hotel contracts in Ireland.
The first is a major extension to the Hilton Charlemont in Dublin. Consisting of 112 rooms in a new seven-story block located at Charlemont Place, the site overlooks the Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre. This is the second project for Hilton in Dublin that we have been awarded, with the first being Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre, completed in 2022.
The other project is in the southern city of Cork, where Moxy Hotels has appointed Update Group to deliver the building services for their second hotel in Ireland. The Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott is a 3-star hotel located on Camden Quay at the former McKenzies Circuit Courthouse. The protected building is part of a €32 million development that will include 153 hotel rooms and 41 long-stay suites.
Left: Hilton Charlemont, Dublin
Right: The Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn, Cork