WiredScore, the global rating scheme for digital connectivity, announced its launch into a further three locations internationally, Chicago, Marseille, and Cologne. With a growing global presence, Wired Certification has been introduced in six countries in the past five years, with these three new locations highlighting the increasing demand for the connectivity benchmark across Europe and the US.
WiredScore acts as a trusted benchmark for buildings, giving greater transparency to tenants. The certification also provides landlords and developers with the necessary insights to improve and future-proof their buildings’ connectivity standards.
Chicago is the latest US city to welcome WiredScore to help the city remain competitive on a global scale. 23 properties totalling 26 million sq ft of commercial space in Chicago have already committed to Wired Certification. The launch in Marseille follows WiredScore’s entry into France in March 2017 and five iconic buildings in the city have already committed to Wired Certification. WiredScore launched in Germany in September 2017, and Cologne is now the third city in Germany where WiredScore expands, with 9 buildings committed to Wired Certification.
“We’re seeing a huge shift in thinking globally with regards to digital connectivity as both landlords and occupiers realise the significance of remaining online and accessible at all times. Business leaders need the guarantee that their office space has the ability to meet their technological needs.
“There has been increasing international demand by landlords and developers for Wired Certification who are keen to future-proof their buildings to attract and retain the best talent. We are excited to be expanding our reach and client network.” said William Newton, President and EMEA MD at WiredScore.
"Chicago is proud to welcome WiredScore into our offices, buildings, and businesses. This announcement underscores our continued commitment to creating new technology to foster growth, support innovation and drive entrepreneurship throughout every corner of our city." Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago, commented.
Following the global success of the company, there is now nearly 400 million sq ft of office space already committed to Wired Certification, and WiredScore now works with more than 350 forward-thinking landlords and developers globally including: Blackrock, British Land, and Hines.1,400 buildings are committed to certification and 4 million people currently work in Wired Certified buildings across North America and Europe.
The buildings in Chicago include: 1 North Dearborn (Beacon Capital Partners & MetLife Investment Management), Willis Tower (EQ Office), 6300 River Road (Farpoint Development), The 300 (Golub & Company), River Point (Hines), 141 W Jackson (GlenStar Asset Management), 151 North Franklin (The John Buck Company), and The Sangamon (Mark Goodman & Associates, Inc.).
The buildings in Marseille include: Tour La Marseillaise (Constructa, CEPAC, Caisse des Dépôts and Swiss Life), Quanta (Jaguar Network and Constructa), Calypso (Covivio and Crédit Agricole Assurances), The Camp (Redman), and Les Docks (Amundi and Constructa).
The buildings in Cologne include: Kaiser Hof (Art-Invest), Smart Office (ABG & BEMA), KölnTurm (Dream Global REIT) Kö-Quartier Development (Hines), Kö-Quartier Core (Hines), Kasernenstraße 39-49 (Hines), Carlsquartier (Hines), Broadway Office (PATRIZIA Immobilien), and WALLARKADEN (Momeni).