ENGIE services in Slovakia has become the facilities management service provider for the shopping centre Polus City Center and two administrative buildings, Polus Tower 1 and Polus Tower 2.
Polus City Center was Slovakia’s première shopping centre when it opened in November 2000. The total area of the shopping centre is 40,000m² and the Polus Tower 1 and 2 administrative buildings bring the total area to over 75,000m². Since 2006 it has been owned by the Austrian company Immofinanz Immobilien Anlagen, while property management services are provided by CBRE Group.
The three-year contract, which commenced on 1 November 2017, covers technical facility management and maintenance of the buildings. ENGIE’s technical facility management of the buildings includes the performance of regular service inspections and the professional inspection and testing of the technical equipment in the buildings. The provided services include energy management, supervision of technical equipment from the company’s control centre, and emergency standby. Eight technicians will provide facilities management services in the three buildings.
The Polus City Center building is 17 years old and was built in compliance with different European regulations and standards. The challenge for CBRE Group and ENGIE is to modernise the facilities to keep up with the intelligent buildings of the future.
Senior Project Manager at ENGIE Services, Julius Jegh, commented: “We are both proud and happy to have won this project. We appreciate the opportunity to show that we know how to make reasonable use of the potential that this buildings offers and gradually modernise its facilities to make its operation as efficient as possible, especially in terms of energy consumption.”
The company’s cooperation with the CBRE Group will last for three years and in managing and running the buildings’ technology, the team of specialists from ENGIE Services will use their experience from similar projects but also synergies that interconnect different services from ENGIE’s portfolio (energy management, facility management and technology installation services).