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Collaboration and partnership: Future-proofing Belmont House for sustainability

In today’s rapidly evolving world, sustainability has become a crucial aspect of building management. Organisations across all industries are recognising the need to adopt sustainable practices to minimise their environmental impact and contribute to a greener future.

It has become apparent that collaboration is a key aspect to sustainability. The fundamental core of good partnerships is the ability to bring together diverse resources in ways that can together achieve more: more impact, greater sustainability, and increased value to all.

Belmont House benefits from the building services provided by MS Maintenance Solutions Ltd (MS), showcasing a collaborative partnership. Together, they emphasise their combined dedication to future-proofing the structure and preserving its exceptional BREEAM rating, all while prioritising sustainability.

Belmont House, offers approximately is 129,676 sq ft of premium office space, arranged around a sky-lit atrium delivering flexible energy efficient areas. It has made sustainability a cornerstone of its operations. The building attracts forward thinking occupiers who want high class office accommodation in Uxbridge town centre. By partnering with MS, Belmont House aims to ensure that the building remains at the forefront of sustainable practices and adapts to the evolving needs of the industry.

To achieve this, the collaboration focuses on two key areas: strict maintenance routines and the adoption of sustainable behaviours.

Adapting to sustainability needs

MS Maintenance Solutions Ltd has implemented a stringent maintenance routine for Belmont House, ensuring regular preventative maintenance solutions, servicing, and updates to all M&E assets within the building. Recognising the importance of staying technologically advanced, MS facilitated recent IT and infrastructure updates for Belmont House. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, such as energy-efficient computer hardware and advanced Building Management Systems (BMS), the building has been equipped to adapt to changing sustainability needs. The recent upgrade of the BMS has been instrumental in future-proofing Belmont House’s sustainability. The upgrade allows for better control and monitoring of various building systems, including lighting, HVAC, and energy consumption. This enhanced control enables the MS building management team to optimise energy usage, adjust settings based on occupancy patterns, and respond promptly to any deviations. The BMS upgrade has not only improved the overall efficiency of the building but has also contributed to maintaining its excellent BREEAM rating.

This proactive approach helps identify and address potential issues before they become major problems, optimising building performance and reducing energy waste. The regular updates and technological advancements facilitated ensure that Belmont House remains up to date with sustainable practices.

To further enhance sustainability, Belmont House has sensored lighting throughout the building. These sensors detect occupancy and adjust lighting, accordingly, ensuring efficient energy usage and minimal waste. The smart LED lighting system not only reduces electricity consumption but also contributes to the building’s optimal performance, creating a comfortable and well-lit environment for occupants.

As Belmont House’s space becomes occupied, the fitouts are seamlessly supported by MS. In line with sustainability objectives, the controls, BMS, and lighting are adapted and modified to align with the rest of the building while meeting the tenants’ requirements. As technology advances, creating more sustainable workplaces is key. By optimising space utilisation and introducing flexible working arrangements, the partners aim to reduce energy consumption and improve employee well-being. This approach aligns with the evolving needs of modern organisations and their commitment to sustainability.

Adopting sustainable behaviours

However, sustainable practices extend beyond maintenance and updates. The partnership between MS Maintenance Solutions Ltd and Belmont House emphasises the adoption of sustainable behaviours on-site to create a holistic approach to sustainability.

For instance, MS has recently installed a Brita tap on-site to promote plastic-free drinking. By offering a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to bottled water, this initiative reduces single-use plastic waste and encourages occupants to bring their reusable water bottles. This simple but effective change contributes to a plastic-free environment within the building.

Other examples include the Friends Garden, a shared green space available to all tenants and guests. This initiative serves as a serene retreat, promoting the importance of green spaces in urban environments and enhancing the building’s aesthetic appeal. The garden comprises of a bug hotel and bird box too. The Friends Garden not only supports biodiversity but also fosters a sustainable and vibrant community within Belmont House.


The collaboration and partnership between MS and Belmont House exemplify their commitment to sustainability and future-proofing. By implementing strict maintenance routines, making regular updates, and adopting sustainable behaviours, Belmont House maintains its excellent BREEAM rating while keeping pace with sustainable practices.

As the partnership between MS Maintenance Solutions Ltd and Belmont House continues, they will play a crucial role in shaping the sustainable future of building services. Together, they will continue to prioritise sustainability, efficiency, and environmental responsibility, ensuring that Belmont House remains a leader in sustainable building management for years to come.



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