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WiredScore launches in Manchester

Insights | Cassandra Wheeldon on October 10, 2016

Last week, WiredScore launched in Manchester, its first UK city outside of London. The launch is part of the company’s wider strategy to expand across the UK and internationally.

 

As the UK’s largest tech cluster outside of the capital, connectivity lies at the heart of the many digital and creative businesses driving the Northern Powerhouse.

 

With over 300M square feet of buildings Wired Certified globally – 25M in London alone – WiredScore has now brought its connectivity certification programme to Manchester to stimulate conversations locally around commercial property connectivity.

 

The Wired Certification will enable landlords across Manchester to showcase their buildings that have been built with best-in-class infrastructure and telecommunications, as well as enable them to future-proof developments for future occupiers.

 

WiredScore is working with a number of forward-thinking property owners in Manchester, who have already committed over 4M square feet of office stock to the programme. These leaders in digital connectivity are teaming up with WiredScore to understand best practices for future proofing their buildings; we are delighted to be working with CBRE Global Investors, Kennedy Wilson Europe, Legal & General, Peel, Property Alliance, NOMA/Hermes Investment Management, Schroders and Helical.

 

Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, celebrated the arrival of WiredScore in Manchester:

 

“Over the past 40 years, I’ve witnessed a dramatic change in Manchester’s local economy – but today, the city is on the verge of assuming its potential as a global leader in the digital economy. To achieve this, both the public and private sector must work together to ensure that every Mancunian business has the opportunity and resources to reach its potential – and connectivity has undoubtedly become a crucial element of this.”

 

“That’s why I am delighted that WiredScore is now supporting Manchester’s property community in improving its underlying connectivity infrastructure to enable future business growth.”

 

William Newton, UK Director, WiredScore, commented:

 

“We are thrilled to have launched in another part of the UK, working with progressive landlords in Manchester who care about the lived experience of their tenants. As a growing business and technology hub, we look forward to supporting the city in benchmarking and upgrading the connectivity offerings of its commercial buildings to future proof Mancunian businesses for success and innovation.”

 

To find out how to get your building certified, click here

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