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Media CIty

Client: Media City

Project type: Maintenance

Sector: Data Centres, Leisure, Media, Retail

BMS Type: Siemens

Contractor: CBRE

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Client: Media City

Project type: Maintenance

Sector: Data Centres, Leisure, Media, Retail

BMS Type: Siemens

Contractor: CBRE

Media City

Aimteq deliver on-site and remote maintenance services at 200-acre campus.

Who are Media City?

Media City is the broadcasting epicentre of UK TV production and is home to BBC, ITV, Dock 10, Kelloggs, Salford University and more. It is a diverse campus, with many different functions, from commercial spaces, such as offices, bars and cafes, to TV studios, data centres and editing suites.

Our role, as their BMS maintenance contractor, is to provide high levels of plant up-time, space availability and ideal comfort levels, whilst optimising their maintenance and energy budget.

Managing an ever-changing site

Media City is always under construction. Started in 2009, it has a lifecycle that takes its completion into the late 2020s, which has represented an ongoing challenge as a BMS contractor. Media City’s phased construction means that it covers multiple BMS product lifecycles. Managing this change and matching it to Media City’s vision has been a challenge, but with Siemens Desigo CC and technology like Total Room Automation, we’re able to keep Media City at the forefront of technology.

Understanding Media City’s vision

Peel Media’s vision for Media City is three-fold – to become a smart city, to attract the best organisations and talent from around the world, and to deliver high levels of comfort and plant availability. We help them achieve their goals, by not only supporting them with market-leading technology from Siemens, but in the way that we interface with Peel Media and their FM contractor, CBRE. We have established a close working relationship, providing access for them at every level of our organisation, whether that’s the remote engineers in the ROC, the field staff that we have on-site, or our Chief Operating Officer. We participate in regular workshops to deal with energy issues and provide guidance on new initiatives to improve the site, their energy consumption, space availability and comfort levels.

How we’ve helped during COVID

During COVID, the close working relationship that we’ve fostered between ourselves, Peel Media and CBRE has been vital to protect the campus, staff, visitors and energy consumption. During 2020 we have altered strategies remotely to protect energy savings, changed air more frequently to protect staff and visitors and ensured that critical spaces such as broadcast studios and editing suites are still available to staff, even when 90% of the campus is in lockdown.