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EQUANS secures mission-critical FM deal at MediaCity

EQUANS has won a five-year contract with Peel L&P for the provision of a range of hard FM and energy efficiency services at MediaCity and Quayside shopping centre in Salford.

The deal includes several mission-critical TV and radio production facilities, which demand high levels of resilience to ensure live programming is maintained.

MediaCity is a 200-acre mixed use property destination on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford, Greater Manchester, and is home to over 250 small to medium sized businesses as well as global brands such as the BBC, ITV, The Hut Group and Kellogg’s.

This new contract builds on a strong partnership between EQUANS and Peel L&P and will leverage many of the synergies between the two companies. These include embedding sustainability into business activities and working practices, and a commitment to net zero carbon.

The EQUANS team comprises of 25 onsite staff, including technical managers on shift 365 days per year to ensure continuous cover of the MediaCity estate. In addition to the day-to-day service delivery, EQUANS has also put a robust structure in place to ensure high voltage power cover in all eventualities.

Scott Birch, Regional Managing Director of EQUANS commented: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract with MediaCity, which builds on our long-standing relationship with Peel L&P. High quality FM services are essential in maintaining the quality of operations across the MediaCity estate and we are confident our services can not only add value but can make a positive contribution in supporting MediaCity and the wider Peel L&P portfolio in meeting their sustainability objectives.”

Paul Chappels, Director of Facilities & Asset Management at Peel L&P added: “Our long-standing partnership with EQUANS has been characterised by innovation and the application of cutting-edge technology and projects to maximise the efficiency of our assets. This latest contract award will bring even more benefits to the buildings at MediaCity and Quayside and the people who use them.”

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