Here East receives prestigious Wired Certified Platinum rating

WiredScore have awarded Here East the prestigious Wired Certified Platinum rating, making Loughborough University London and other connected buildings at Here East among the most elite in the world.

Wired Certification is a trusted benchmark for commercial property connectivity that independently certifies the digital infrastructure of buildings. Originally launched in partnership with the Bloomberg administration in New York City in 2013, WiredScore UK launched in October 2015 with endorsement from the Mayor of London to boost the capital’s digital connectivity.

Here East was created from the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centres, which hosted TV crews and journalists from around the world during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games. Now, the site has been transformed into a unique digital landscape with connectivity at the core of both buildings’ design. Here East consists of 1.2 million sq ft of dedicated and versatile space for educators, creative enterprises and digital organisations, and offers world class connectivity, with unrivalled access to data and power.

Here East received the highest possible grade from WiredScore for flexibility, diversity, and power:

Flexibility: the number of internet service providers being installed in both buildings offers maximum flexibility 

Diversity: both buildings have diversity across the site and especially within both buildings; there are multiple universal communications chambers surrounding Press Centre and Broadcast Centre, which makes installation of new services fast and easy. There are multiple communication points of entry, as well as diverse risers, in each building which creates full redundancy and reduces the risk of any single point of failure.

Power: the power for both buildings is fed from three individual substations. This increases resiliency and redundancy.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.