FM excellence in a major project Social and economic impact Service provider of the year
Impact on organisation and workplace
In-house team of the year
Innovation in the use of technology and systems
Learning and career development
Sustainability and environmental impact
Winner: Peel Media Group and Cofely
Highly commended: Edinburgh Napier University
MediaCityUK demonstrates the great lengths the Peel Media Group and Cofely have gone to in order to minimise the high environmental impact typically associated with facilities serving creative and digital industries.
MediaCityUK provides a 36-acre environment, designed around the needs of the creative and digital industries, with sustainability at its heart.
Peel Media Facilities covers most of the estate's tenants and, together with technical FM provider Cofely, provides a raft of services including life cycle management of building fabric and services, operating and maintaining a combined heating and power centre, and monitoring and managing carbon reduction.
The tri-generation CHP plan has cut carbon emissions by 29 per cent compared to traditional energy services.
Having created an energy management programme tailored to meet the specialised requirements of tenants and the buildings across the complex has delivered energy savings of more than 11 per cent despite increased occupancy.
MediaCityUK offers commercial, residential, retail and leisure and other infrastructure to support the expectations of a new digital community. Services have been fine-tuned post-occupancy to align energy use with daily variations in building use.
Monthly meetings involving all stakeholders are held to make them aware of energy-saving objectives and to gain feedback, backed up by behavioural training.
A drive for identification and costing of potential efficiency improvements has resulted in new initiatives being implemented across the estate. These include using thermal imaging to identify excess heat loss, reducing fan speeds and using light senors in the car park to cut lighting costs.
New lower energy consumption benchmarks create a cyclical process which "locks in" savings.
The tri-generation energy centre was described as "pioneering" with the facility delivering "best in class" services. The judges said: "Sustainability and environmental management have been designed in from the very start of this project and right across the facility's spectrum of activity, from power and utilities generation and distribution through to day-to-day maintenance and operational management."