Barings’ Landmark Manchester receives Top wired certification in recognition of digital connectivity
Apr 19, 2018
LONDON, APRIL 2018 – Barings Real Estate, part of Barings LLC, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, announces that its Landmark Manchester office development, on behalf of an institutional investor has received a Wired Certified Platinum rating, the highest rating from WiredScore, in recognition of its digital infrastructure and connectivity. This is a significant milestone for the scheme, which aims to deliver the best and latest standards in office space design to enable maximum productivity for tenants.
Landmark Manchester, designed by award winning architects Squire & Partners, is a prime office development in St Peter’s Square which will be delivered in August 2019. The scheme will provide 180,000 sq ft of Grade A modern and flexible office space over 13 floors, and will feature a double-height reception area at ground level. Castlebrooke Investments is acting as Development Manager for the project.
Ian Mayhew, Managing Director at Barings Real Estate, said: “Achieving a Wired Certified Platinum rating demonstrates our commitment to delivering best in class office space in Manchester. Resilient digital connectivity is essential for businesses today and therefore the technological infrastructure of Landmark Manchester has played an important role in the design and construction of this property.”
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