Land Securities’ 62 Buckingham Gate, SW1, has achieved the Wired Certified Platinum rating for digital connectivity, marking a first for any building in the West End.
The Platinum rating is the highest award from internationally recognised WiredScore, which has been providing independent certification of UK buildings’ technological infrastructure since October 2015.
Design features which contributed to the Wired Certified Platinum rating include:
- Two diverse points of entry and two diverse vertical risers, reducing the risk of any single point of failure for customers who require diverse pathways.
- Two universal communications chambers, or "meet me" chambers, which provide a managed entry into the building to minimise potential risk of damage to other providers and infrastructure.
- The physical presence of five independent internet service providers, giving customers flexibility, a strong negotiating position and a potentially shorter installation lead time (further helped by Wayleave agreements for all existing providers being kept on file).
- Multiple resilient distribution routes through the building to each floor.
Neil Pennell, head of engineering and design at Land Securities, said: “We know how important great connectivity is to our customers, which is why we invest in building resilience into our developments as a priority. At 62 Buckingham Gate, and throughout our Victoria portfolio, we’ve gone the extra mile in infrastructure provision, design and engineering innovation to offer our customers not just peace of mind, but competitive edge.”
William Newton, EMEA Director at WiredScore, added: “With 62 Buckingham Gate, Land Securities is setting a new standard for connectivity in West End offices. The expertise and experience in the team is vast; we’ve consistently watched them go above and beyond to overcome connectivity challenges for the benefit of their clients. Indeed, in recognition of their commitment and knowledge in this area, we’re delighted that Neil Pennell has agreed to join the WiredScore Global Connectivity Advisory Committee.”