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Union Bank of Switzerland – UBS Project Infinity

Project Description

UBS is a renowned multinational investment bank and financial services company with a diverse clientele ranging from private individuals to corporations and institutional clients. Kerfoot was entrusted with the task of supplying and installing a comprehensive Electrical, Lighting, and Communications Package for UBS’s new “High End” office located in the prestigious Chifley Tower in Sydney, spanning across 5.5 floors.


Specific items within the scope of this project were:

The project encompassed various crucial aspects of electrical infrastructure and communication systems.

  • Communication Infrastructure: Establishing one new Main Communications Room and four additional Communications Rooms to ensure seamless connectivity across the office space.
  • UPS System: Implementing a state-of-the-art Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system to safeguard critical equipment and maintain uninterrupted functionality during power outages.
  • Workstations and Trading Floor: Managing power and communications cabling for 583 workstations, including the Bank’s Trading Floor, to facilitate smooth trading activities for 154 traders worldwide.
  • Redundancy and Integration: Incorporating multiple level redundancies in both power and communications systems, guaranteeing uninterrupted operations. Furthermore, seamless integration with the existing building infrastructure was ensured.
  • Supply and Installation of various components, including Main Switchboards, Precision Air Conditioning units, Fan Coil Units, Condensers, Computer Room Air Conditioning Units, Ventilation Fans, Leak Detectors, Actuators, and Pumps.


Project Accolades

The UBS project stands out with remarkable statistics, showcasing the dedication and expertise of Kerfoot’s team:

  • Extensive Cabling: Over 150KM of Cat 7 communications cabling and 4KM of Optical Fiber Cabling were installed to establish robust communication networks.
  • Enhanced Electrical Distribution: 30 new Electrical Distribution Boards of various sizes were incorporated, alongside 15.5KM of 2.5mm Twin and Earth TPS wiring.
  • Scalability and Adaptability: The Main Communications Room and UPS System were designed with future expansion capability to accommodate UBS’s upcoming neighbouring building, showcasing our commitment to long-term scalability.
  • Advanced Technology: The installation of two 300KVA UPS systems ensures a reliable power supply, emphasising the integration of advanced technology and innovation in the project.
  • Redundancy and Reliability: Complete service redundancy for both Electrical and Communications packages guarantees uninterrupted performance and peace of mind for UBS.
  • Comprehensive LED Lighting Package: Energy consumption was minimised by implementing a comprehensive LED lighting package throughout the fit-out.
  • Lighting Control System: Automatic sensors were incorporated to optimise efficiency by adjusting lighting levels based on occupancy, further reducing energy usage.


The successful completion of the UBS Sydney Office Fitout reflects Kerfoot’s dedication to delivering top-notch solutions with a focus on innovation, reliability, and environmental responsibility.

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