08 October 2009 | 2 min read
It is always very exciting to be involved in a unique project that is widely acclaimed, and to proudly acknowledge a part in a landmark building. As a prominent professional consultancy, RPS has provided quality services to many significant structures internationally.
Titanic Signature Building
The new Titanic Signature Building is a key factor in the regeneration of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, and the revitalisation of the area’s heritage. As a phase of the overall Titanic Quarter project, the Titanic Signature Building links together key Titanic heritage sites on Queen’s Island.
RPS is providing the civil, structural and fire engineering services in relation to the project, which is due to start construction on site this summer. The ultimate client is the Titanic Foundation Ltd (TFL), an independent Charitable Trust which has been established specifically to deliver this project, comprising a public consortium group of Titanic Quarter Ltd, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast City Council, and East Belfast Partnership.
The building will not only provide an arts centre, quality restaurants, and a theatre, but most importantly will house the Titanic Experience museum, taking visitors on a journey through time, across several levels of engaging displays and historic artefacts, and finally leading them to the point where the Titanic was launched. The £97m iconic visitor centre is scheduled to be completed and open by 2012, in time for the Titanic centenary.
Set to make exciting new history in the Netherlands, ‘The Maastoren’ at Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam, will be the country’s tallest building at 165m high. It’s central position in the city, with its feet squarely in the Maas, and overlooking the Erasmus Bridge, makes it a prominent and eye-catching feature of the city. RPS has project managed the interior design, ICT, security and facility services for international accounting and consulting firm Deloitte’s, and law firm AKD Prinsen van Wijnen’s, new offices in the building.
With a total area of 66,000m² and total floor area of 44.0000m² over 44 floors including ten storeys of over ground parking and two storeys of underground parking, the sheer size of this new development enables Deloitte, and other professional firms to consolidate smaller offices in the area. By appointing RPS to project manage the fit-out of the new offices, the client is assured of a quality, bespoke service where quality, delivery time, organisation and cost are all carefully managed at one professional point, which also allows flexibility to fully meet the clients specific requirements for the offices. Deloitte will move in to the building later this year.