Chiswick Park, the business campus located in West London, has become Europe’s first campus to be Wired Certified. The 1.8 million sq ft business park has achieved Gold Certification in all of its buildings, scoring a top-rated platinum for its newest building, Building 7.
Wired Certification is the global rating scheme for digital connectivity in commercial real estate delivered by WiredScore. It provides tenants with an independent, trusted benchmark and the necessary insights for landlords and developers to improve and future-proof their buildings’ digital connectivity standards.
In 2018, Chiswick Park undertook improvements to the digital infrastructure of all 12 of its buildings in order to achieve the WiredScore accreditation. The campus hosts a business community made-up of more than 9,000 people and is home to the headquarters of 43 companies.
Matt Coulson, CEO Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work said: “To be the first campus in Europe to reach Wired Certified Gold and above across all 12 buildings underlines our ongoing commitment to provide occupiers with the highest digital connectivity offering. By actively managing our assets 9,016 people across 12 buildings currently benefit from a best in class digital infrastructure, which is a fantastic achievement. In addition to our smart building management system, we help create and maintain a safer, more secure, productive and comfortable environment. Chiswick Park is truly leading the way on a global scale.”
William Newton, President & EMEA MD, WiredScore said: “As the first campus in Europe to be to have all buildings achieve Wired Certification, Chiswick Park has demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in digital infrastructure for its world class occupiers. Connectivity has become increasingly fundamental for businesses as the world becomes more data driven, smarter and customer focused. With all 12 buildings on the campus Wired Certified, Blackstone has ensured that their diverse occupier base will benefit from a level of connectivity able to meet the highest digital requirements and ensure the campus is future-proofed for years to come.
“Chiswick Park has become a beacon for digital connectivity. Central to a successful business is understanding your customer by curating an environment in which people can enjoy what they do, how they do it and where they do it. Connectivity plays a huge role in the customer engagement, which the Chiswick Park campus has harnessed with its extensive level of Wired Certification.”
Chiswick Park is home to some of the world’s leading companies including Discovery, Danone, IMG and 10 technology companies. Estate management company, Enjoy-Work, ensures that the campus’ occupiers benefit from the best office environment. Superior digital connectivity is a crucial part of the guest experience on the campus and an area that the team continue to focus on.
Mark Furmstorn, Facilities Manager, Paramount Pictures, said: “Connectivity is essential to help us continue to thrive and grow our business. We are lucky to work in an environment that sets the standard in digital connectivity.”