MEP Awards 2016: Future Metro GCC project
Future Metro picked up the GCC Project of the Year Award for its work on the Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts
Future Metro picked up the coveted GCC Project of the Year Award for its work on the Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
The region’s largest theme park destination comprises three major attractions - Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate Dubai, and Legoland Dubai, together with Legoland Water Park. The destination will also include Riverland Dubai, a themed retail, dining, and entertainment experience, along with the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family resort.
Judges said the project Lapita project is a top-class additional to the region’s tourists attractions.
They praised how the building has been designed considering the multitude of systems, management of all these systems in the different zones and ease of running and maintenance.
They added that Future Metro also considered the use of modular systems which gives this project the edge over others that were nominated.
“MEP systems were designed in parallel so that the expertise of each specialist is tapped into at the same time, to come up with a truly economic design that is easy to install and ease of to maintain. Sustainability was also a major factor in making the final selection,” one judge said.
Sreekumar. S, executive director of Future Metro and Rizwan Amirjohn, business development and excellence manager at the company, were present at the night to collect the award.
Remarking on the win, Sreekumar said: “This was a fast-forward project that we had around 11 months to work on, as well as two to three months’ worth of extension. We decided to use modular systems for the development, which was successfully completed this month.
“This is our first project in the MEP sector since we established a specialist MEP practice in December 2014, so winning this award feels really good.”
Sreekumar said Future Metro’s expertise in the ELV sector greatly benefited its decision to enter the MEP arena: “We’ve been in the ELV industry for almost 10 years now and we knew that MEP would be the next step. We then received financial support from our owners and entered the MEP market in 2014.”
Brookfield Multiplex was the main contractor for the project.
“It was a challenging project for us but we’re happy that it was the first we completed and have been awarded for.”
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