Churchgate House attains Platinum certification from Wiredscore this month, joining just a handful of buildings outside of London to achieve this prestigious award and the third building in central Manchester.
Churchgate and Lee buildings were awarded Gold in September 2016, being first to achieve this award outside of London and leading a wave of buildings to follow suit in the greater Manchester area.
The WiredScore is a rating scheme, benchmarking digital connectivity for commercial real estate. Launched in the US in 2013, Wiredscore collects information about the digital connectivity for a building, reviewing infrastructure and building connectivity – that is the number and quality of ISPs and Readiness.
With over 25m sq ft now certified in the UK, it’s clear that WiredScore is becoming a well-used tool for marketing office space and setting a standard for technology in the property industry.
Helical understand the importance of connectivity for the occupiers working in their buildings. Ensuring their properties have a good WiredScore rating has been a key part of Helical’s strategy. Earlier this year, Helical announced that 25 Charterhouse Square, The Loom and Power Road Studios had all achieved a Gold certificate, with One Creechurch Place attaining the highest score of Platinum.
“Our onsite management team, Ashdown Phillips, have been working with Wiredscore to get Churchgate to platinum and I’m delighted they’ve achieved it this week” Will Parry, Asset Management Executive, “Making sure our buildings are well connected ensures we retain existing occupiers and also attract future occupiers who require this standard of connectivity when choosing a new workspace.”
Both Churchgate and Lee Buildings are currently fully occupied, however, Helical have a number of other buildings with availability in central Manchester, 35 Dale Street in the Northern Quarter, 31 Booth Street and Trinity Court on John Dalton Street.
For more information please contact Libby Witherden, Libby@thissolidground.com