Suntec City is a major multi-use real estate complex located in the Marina Centre neighborhood in downtown Singapore, consisting of a shopping mall, a convention centre and office buildings. Managed by APM Property Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited, Suntec City comprises of five high rise office towers built around the world’s largest fountain, the Fountain of Wealth. Towers One to Four are 45 floor buildings representing the four fingers of a hand, and Tower Five has 18 floors and represents the thumb.
APM is an innovative property and asset management company, which operates as a fully independent yet integrated property management platform. APM have the right expertise in securing reputable retailers and multinational corporations for retail and office properties. They provide and coordinate professional services, and foster positive relationships with tenants.
APM implemented a multitude of diverse systems to monitor and manage Suntec City including the building management system, lighting management system, fire protection and detection systems, elevator management systems, public address systems, access control and security surveillance system, security guard patrol system, footfall counting system and a parking guide system. APM operators with different roles and system expertise were physically dispersed among the different locations, from the various local Fire Command Centres (FCC), a Building Management Systems (BMS) room and a carpark control room, to manage these systems.
WEY Technology Singapore Pte Ltd faced significant challenges for the Suntec project. The first technical mandate was to integrate all the disparate equipment from nine locations onto a single platform while maintaining individual system integrity, that is to say, without software upgrades or system intrusions. Second, the solution needed to provide a centralised system of control from a single consolidated control room so that any operator could manage any system from any desk.
WEYTEC also took on substantial logistics challenges. As the general contractor for the entire new Suntec City Central Fire Command Centre (CFCC) renovation project, WEYTEC was responsible for all coordination with third party suppliers and specialized sub-contractors. All the work had to be carried out during ongoing operations at the live site, with minimum disturbances to operators and procedures.