The new home of UTV Ireland was completed in 2014 with a value of over €2m, this project incorporates TV studios, edit suites, newsrooms, conferencing rooms, green room, tea station facilities and director offices all within a fully exposed double height space.
The main challenge of the project was how to integrate the Building Services installation to serve the TV studios & newsroom within the existing Building structure where limited external plant space was available.
This project demonstrated how a high quality exposed services project can be achieved in a corporate TV studio where the office backdrop was viewed daily on National television.
Metec employed low velocity ventilation solutions within the studios & support office areas given the noise criteria for these technical spaces and the final Design reflected the CGI's that were presented to the client at project inception.
The new home of UTV Ireland which incorporates TV studios, edit suites, newsrooms, conferencing rooms, green room, tea station facilities and director offices all within a fully exposed double height space. The mechanical services are all exposed at high level and comprise of a heat recovery VRF system and heat recovery Air Handling Units. A full new dedicated controls system is installed. The comms room & UPS room have a dedicated N+1 AC installation and critical alarm system. The electrical works consisted of an extensive structured IT cabling solution, new AV and video conferencing installations, specialised studio lighting installation throughout and underfloor small power systems. A dedicated Comms room with UPS/generator back-up was also provided.
Architects: MCA Architects