Dubai-based property developer Omniyat has appointed Transguard Group to manage facilities management (FM) services across its portfolio of commercial Business Bay properties, including The Opus, which was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE.
Under the terms of the three-year, $3.95m (AED14.5m) contract, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) maintenance, security, cleaning and soft services, will be outsourced to Transguard.
The agreement is part of a much larger consolidation of Omniyat’s service requirements across the developer’s commercial Business Bay portfolio, which comprises The Opus by Zaha Hadid, One By Omniyat, Bayswater, and The Binary towers.
In total, 87 Transguard FM specialists will be deployed to deliver the contract.
After an exhaustive tender process, Transguard Group was selected as being equal to the challenge by the developer Omniyat and Clarity Owners Association Management LLC to provide all the FM services across the Omniyat portfolio, the firm said in a statement.
Lynne Wylie, associate director – property management, Clarity Owners Association Management LLC, explained the process of selecting the FM company: “Prior to the completion of The Opus by Zaha Hadid, we considered which company should be appointed for the FM for not just The Opus, but all of the buildings managed by Clarity for Omniyat.
“We knew it had to be a company that directly provided all services. There are a limited number of companies in the UAE that have the capabilities to manage the prestigious buildings which Omniyat develop.
“Transguard have been in the market for a long time, and we trust they have the capabilities to deliver IFM services to the Omniyat buildings. The near 100 metre building sits on a plot size of over 14,028m2 (151,000ft2) with built up area of 185,806m2,” Wylie said.
The tower comprises of a hotel, serviced residences and offices. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym and spa as well as a range of F&B outlets, a nightclub and a range of meeting and conference facilities.
Greg Ward, managing director, Transguard, said: “We have been working closely with Omniyat to design a bespoke IFS solution that addresses the current operational issues and concerns, and will enhance service delivery.”