Plus X Brighton, the new innovation hub opening at Preston Barracks in January, will be the first work space to open in Brighton & Hove that has achieved a Platinum Wired Certification, offering the best connectivity in the city.
Wired Certification is the global rating scheme for digital connectivity in real estate delivered by WiredScore. Plus X Brighton will have the same rating as The Shard in London and The Empire State Building in New York.
Mat Hunter, co-CEO of Plus X said: “Fast and reliable internet connectivity is one of the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space, alongside cost and location.
“We are proud to have built the fastest, most reliable internet connection into the design of our stunning new building – and what’s more, our new members won’t have to wait for the usual lead-in period, they’ll be able to access it right away.”
William Newton, president and managing director of WiredScore, said: “Digital connectivity is a crucial priority for companies in their workplace and Plus X Brighton has demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in the right digital infrastructure for its new innovation hub.
“The members of Plus X Brighton will benefit from a level of connectivity able to support the highest technology requirements and their business needs and ensure the building is future-proofed for years to come.”
Plus X Brighton commissioned Backbone Connect to install world leading internet connectivity into the building. Backbone Connect installed two high capacity fibre lines and a radio dish, using three separate suppliers, meaning triple resiliency with no single point of failure anywhere on the network.
Michael Swain, senior business development manager from Backbone Connect, said: “If you’re committing to an office move, you don’t want to then be told that you’ll have to wait for three months to get the internet up and running.
“Backbone Connect has installed ‘bullet proof’ internet connectivity at Plus X Brighton which allows members to have immediate internet access that will always be on.”
“It’s about creating world class connectivity; having everything enabled or as streamlined as possible,” explained Mat Hunter.
“Super fast connectivity at Plus X Brighton enables global collaboration opportunities, helping our members and partners achieve faster growth and bigger ambitions.”