Connectivity Upgrade at Holborn Gate
Our client wanted to set themselves apart through connectivity with a plug and play model. We supported them through this project.
Clients & accreditations
Size: 79,500 sqft
Location: Central London
Service: Consultancy and Connectivity Building Audit Module
This landmark Midtown building has been, and continues to be, sympathetically re-imagined by architects Buckley Grey Yeoman to provide over 40,000 sqft of CAT A office space.
With an ever-evolving market, our client wanted to set themselves apart through connectivity with a plug and play model. Our client knew the way to encourage new tenants into the building, and limit the amount of vacant space, was through ensuring the highest levels of connectivity, and a dramatic reduction in the time it took to get new tenants in – an (achieved) goal of getting online within 24 hours.
Typically, with multi-let buildings and the structure of wayleave agreements, the responsibility of connectivity rests on the occupier, the client wanted to turn this on its head.
Holborn Gate’s operators wanted to enhance the connection across both the North and South sides of the asset, and so factoring this was paramount to the refit.
To implement new infrastructure to both sides of the building, we were able to present the option of putting a fibre spine into the asset, via the North and South risers, providing cabling to each of the floors.
Trustek project managed the work and led on the procurement process to help the client filter through the noise. Our experience enabled us to ask the right questions from connectivity suppliers, verifying that the speeds promised were achievable and the suppliers had successfully, and consistently, rolled out their services at other sites.
It was very important to us and the operator that the right SLAs were put in place to ensure an extremely fast break fix time – a guaranteed 5 working hours - mitigating down time, stress for the client and the need for discussions around service charge when services promised were not provided.
The Holborn Gate project was the first asset to adopt this approach and we have since worked with our client to roll it out across 30+ of their assets.