Ropemaker Place




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Hive Services Group

The 21-storey building incorporates a total of 55,000m² net of office, including two designated trading floors, 1270m² of retail facilities, and over 1850m² of roof garden terraces.  The building is British Land’s most sustainable City developments yet, achieved practical completion in May 2009 and was one of the largest lettings in the City during the year.

The new highly sustainable building was completed within a three-year period from the initial acquisition of the land.  It was designed to allow for large continuous floors with spacious open aspects and, a legible circulation and views over the City of London and Islington, providing a working environment of the highest quality and a desirable place to work. The project was Winner of the 2009 British Construction Industry Award, Major Projects Award.

The process of the upgrade will be to first install a new Server based Tridium N4 supervisor, BMS Operator PC and the associated network infrastructure. Following this each floor (FCU’s) or main plant controllers would be transitioned in a phased process (TBA) across the MUFG floor. This will allow for the existing Schneider/TAC system to still operate and be visible on its own supervisor and for the new upgraded controllers to be visible on the new N4 system. During this period both systems would be fully operational simultaneously.

Hive were initially appointed by MUFG to undertake a review of the existing BMS installations and reviewing the initial tender specification within 25 Ropemaker Place, London. Hive were subsequently appointed to develop the tender specification, tender analysis and specialist project management duties. London is the headquarters for MUFG in EMEA.  The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. and MUFG Securities EMEA PLC operate as one MUFG from the London premises but continue to be recognised as two separate legal entities MUFG currently occupy levels 1 & 2 and levels 14 – 17 with some ancillary accommodation located on the ground floor and basement areas.  In spring 2023 MUFG surrendered floors 18,19 and 20. Staff occupying these floors have been consolidated across MUFG’s remaining floors.

The main challenges included maintaining environmental conditions within a live operational building with business critical systems, liaising with the MUFG to create a definitive brief.