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EQUANS awarded mission critical FM contract with MediaCity

EQUANS has been awarded a five-year contract by 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 contract 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 dedicated 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 cover in all eventualities.

Peel L&P was the first property company to achieve net zero carbon status using the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 definition for buildings in the UK.

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.
Scott Birch EQUANS UK & Ireland Regional Managing Director
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.
Paul Chappels Director of Facilities & Asset Management at Peel L&P


EQUANS is the world leader in multi-technical services with 74,000 employees, in 17 country hubs and an annual turnover of over 12 billion euros.

EQUANS designs, installs and provides customised solutions to improve the technical equipments, systems and processes of its clients and to optimise their use through their energy, industrial and digital transitions. Thanks to a strong territorial footprint through historical local brands and an excellent technical know-how in their clients’ businesses, EQUANS' highly-qualified experts are able to support territories, cities, industries, buildings in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), Cooling and Fire protection, Facility Management, Digital & ICT, Electrical, Mechanical & Robotics.

EQUANS is the number one company on the main European markets (France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK) and is also well ranked in the US and in Latin America. EQUANS is a separate entity of ENGIE.

About EQUANS UK & Ireland

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS brings together ENGIE’s services-led activity under a new brand.  All of ENGIE’s UK & Ireland activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and construction & regeneration are now part of EQUANS – along with our specialist energy related capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS UK & Ireland is a £2 billion revenue business, employing 13,500 people.  With the mission to connect, power and protect, to build an efficient, safe and connected world - EQUANS combines its expertise to empower governments, businesses and communities to fully embrace the energy, digital and industrial transitions that are reshaping the way we use energy, as well as move, work and live.