- BE Offices’ new flexible workspace in Belfast is setting new standards for fibre-based connectivity.
- With 10Gb back-lines, BE’s connectivity guarantee instantaneously ensures continuity of service and prevents clients from suffering any downtime.
- In addition, the new space provides podcast suites with SubZero equipment, Wi-Fi 6 throughout the building from Ruckus, and more.
BE Offices has announced its industry-leading tech package for its new flexible workspace offering at the iconic Custom House in Belfast, setting new standards for fibre-based connectivity that is faster, more reliable and has greater capacity than anything currently being offered elsewhere in the UK’s serviced offices sector.
The flexible workspace veterans set new industry standards in 2017 when they were the first to install 10Gb connectivity across their portfolio, providing clients with superfast connectivity as much as 100 times faster than the majority of its competitors at the time.
Now, with 10Gb back-lines, BE’s connectivity guarantee instantaneously ensures continuity of service and prevents clients from suffering any downtime.
This enterprise level internet connectivity, delivered by fibre and diversely routed to the building, guarantees 5Mps per desk with a seamless failover service. Rather than having to deploy their own IT networks, Custom House clients will enjoy superfast connectivity leveraged off BE’s highly robust IT infrastructure, all supported by BE’s vastly experienced and award-winning IT support team.
BE’s ground-breaking, all-inclusive tech package also includes:
- Podcast suites with SubZero equipment
- VOIP with Polycom handsets
- Next generation Wi-Fi 6 throughout the building from Ruckus
- Sonos music network throughout the building
- Cat-6 cabling throughout the building
- Secure client collocation communications room
- Door screens displaying client’s logos outside every office suite
- Video conferencing equipment in every meeting room
- Free local and national calls
- IT consultancy available for all clients prior to move-in
All this comes as part of BE’s renowned all-inclusive pricing package, rather than charging clients additional fees which is the industry norm.
Graham Hefferman, BE’s IT Director commented: “We constantly strive to deliver new levels of service excellence and set new industry standards. Connectivity is the oxygen for today’s businesses and this ground-breaking offering raises the bar once again in setting industry leading service levels.
“Custom House is set to be the finest office space in Belfast, therefore it’s only right that it provides the most innovative tech solution that flexible workspace has to offer. This IT provision adds another layer of service excellence to what is already an outstanding offering, setting us even further apart from our competitors.”
Jonathan Weinbrenn, Managing Director of BE Offices’ managed workspace division, BE.Spoke, leading on the project added: “Our clients IT needs can be complex and varied and we see this only increasing as the workplace evolves post-covid. Graham and his team provide on-demand access to leading edge solutions, so our customers can transfer risk and capex. Non-residents can also take advantage of the incredible array of meeting and conference facilities within the building, utilising state-of-the-art AV equipment supporting hybrid meetings and events.”
Building owner, Neil McKibbin, Director of Straidorn Properties commented: “The addition of class leading technology and support services provided by BE Offices further underlines the credentials of Custom House to truly deliver a new level of flexible space for clients in the Belfast Market.”
Opening later this year, Custom House is currently undergoing a £6m refurbishment to create what will be Belfast’s premier flexible workspace. The building will offer wellness pods, a complimentary gym, shower and changing facilities, bike storage, barista bar and a podcast room, as well as an extensive suite of indoor and outdoor event spaces and conference and meeting room facilities. A dedicated BE hospitality team will be on hand to deliver its award-winning customer service and support.
To further enhance the offering, BE Offices are pursuing WELL Certification for the building via the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) through the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL). WELL is focused exclusively on the ways that buildings and communities, and everything in them, can improve occupier comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, occupier health and well-being. Now registered for this leading building certification program, Custom House will seek to be Northern Ireland’s first WELL Certified building.