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1 year ago Here East Goes Platinum

WiredScore have awarded our buildings with the prestigious Wired Certified Platinum rating

In a digital economy, a high-performance, resilient network connection is essential. We’re incredibly proud to reveal that our uniquely connected buildings have achieved the highest level of connectivity certification from WiredScore: the Wired Certified Platinum rating. We now sit amongst the most elite buildings across the world, including the Empire State Building.

Following the launch of Plexal in October, and the announcement that Shoreditch-based data design agency Signal Noise are relocating to Here East, we’re thrilled to receive stand-out praise from WiredScore for the flexibility and diversity of our internet provision. We’re creating a future-proof home for makers in the heart of East London, where businesses of all sizes can join a growing community of forward thinking startups and companies of scale. With this rating we know that our buildings are used to their full potential now, but are also equipped to support the changing needs of digital and creative businesses for years to come. William Newton, EMEA Director, of WiredScore, commented that “...current and future tenants can be confident that they are investing in an office space which will allow their business to grow and succeed – whatever their future technology needs.”

We pride ourselves on our ability to connect, not just through the fibre cables running below our feet but through our vision to bring people together to share ideas and to foster innovation.

 

What does this rating mean?

Wired Certification is a trusted benchmark for commercial property connectivity that independently certifies buildings’ digital infrastructure. This provides greater transparency for occupiers to help them make an informed decision before signing a lease, and provides landlords with the necessary insights to improve their buildings’ connectivity standards.

Originally launched in partnership with the Bloomberg administration in New York City in 2013, WiredScore UK launched in October 2015 with endorsement from the Mayor of London to boost the capital’s digital connectivity.

At Here East, we’ve converted the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centres, which hosted TV crews and journalists from around the world in 2012, into a unique digital campus with connectivity at the core of both buildings’ design. Our 1.2 million sq ft of dedicated and versatile space for creative and digital companies and world class connectivity provides tenants with unrivalled access to data and power.

 

We received the highest possible grade: the Wired Certified Platinum from WiredScore for flexibility, diversity, and power

Flexibility: the number of internet service providers (ISPs) being installed in both buildings gives tenants flexibility as they have a variety of providers to choose from.

Diversity: both buildings have diversity across the site and especially within both buildings; there are multiple universal communications chambers surrounding Press Centre and Broadcast Centre, which makes installation of new services fast and easy. There are multiple communication points of entry, as well as diverse risers, in each building which creates full redundancy and reduces the risk of any single point of failure.

Power:the power for both buildings is fed from three individual substations. This increases the resiliency and redundancy.

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