Rethinking the trading floor for global financial firm

ISG is delivering a significant project for a confidential global financial institution located in the heart of the financial district of Singapore, Marina Bay Financial Centre.

The project is a relocation of the customer's major trading operations to integrate with its current occupancy within the same office tower.

The new trading floor will be the first of its kind for our customer worldwide, breaking the mould of its traditional trading environments to improve the comfort, performance and well-being of its traders.

Apart from a high-end fit out of general areas, attributes of the trading floor include the addition of a vertical living green wall, open-slab ceilings, tunable light fittings and height-adjustable trading desks.

The project will take seven months and involves a highly complex engineering design and modification of the infrastructure to accommodate 150 trading positions, including the installation of 16 new down-flow CRAC units, a UPS room and tech suites.

A critical milestone driving the overall programme is the planned power shutdown of the whole facility.

Along with the engineering components and trading floor, the support areas include 23 cellular offices and meeting rooms, break-out areas and open-plan workspaces.

As the project is situated in a live, operational, multi-tenanted tower, ISG has undertaken work at night to ensure minimal disruption during business hours.

The project has been populated with live-feed cameras to allow stakeholders to watch construction activities from anywhere in the world.

The new trading floor will be completed in January 2018 and is targeted to achieve LEED sustainability accreditation.

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