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Workspace’s Metal Box Factory scores Platinum for top connectivity

Insights | Cassandra Wheeldon on August 12, 2016

Workspace’s Metal Box Factory scores Platinum for top connectivity 

Workspace and WiredScore have announced that the Metal Box Factory development in London SE1 has been rated Wired Certified Platinum.

The Wired Certified Platinum rating, currently held by seven buildings in the UK, assures Workspace’s customers in its Metal Box Factory that they have access to world-class, secure and reliable connectivity that matches their business needs now and in the future.

In addition to providing the best-in-class connectivity infrastructure required to achieve the platinum WiredScore certification, Workspace have gone above and beyond to invest in state-of-the-art connectivity at the Metal Box Factory.

Alongside the new Wired Certified Platinum rating, Workspace has provided occupiers with managed services solutions. The Dot11 platform, for example, delivered in partnership with the Excell group, provides building-wide Wi-Fi , enabling occupiers to work how and where they want both in the building and across the wider portfolio.

James Friedenthal, Head of Corporate Development at Workspace, said:

“Connectivity is a top priority for fast growing, digitally dependent businesses and this fantastic recognition from WiredScore is testament to our commitment as a business to providing our customers with the highest quality workspaces. 

“Through the managed fibre network owned and delivered by Excell Group, we are able to deliver reliable, dedicated fibre connectivity to each of our customers in Metal Box Factory. We are proud to have been awarded the Wired Certified Platinum rating and will continue to invest in the technological infrastructure of our buildings for our customers.”

William Newton, UK director, WiredScore, said:

“Internet connectivity plays an increasingly important role in all businesses – from the very large to the small and growing. That’s why reliable and resilient connectivity is fundamental to office spaces.

“Workspace has made a forward looking investment to ensure occupiers have access to the best connectivity, future-proofing the building as a place for further innovation and success.”

Thanks to its key investment in connectivity, Workspace has attracted some of London’s most digitally disruptive, fast growing businesses, including Mozilla, creator of the Firefox web browser, who has taken a 3,200 sq. ft. office in the Metal Box Factory.

Rob Middleton, Director of WorldWide Workplace Resources at Mozilla, commented:

“We are really pleased with our exciting new office in Metal Box Factory. In particular, the connectivity here is fantastic and it meets the very challenging connectivity demands that we have at Mozilla.”

Since undergoing a major refurbishment in 2014, Metal Box Factory has become a landmark destination in Southwark and is home to more than 150 new and growing Companies, including Moonpig, Joseph Joseph, and the renowned Hixter restaurant.

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