200 Aldersgate has achieved a Wired Certified Platinum rating, ranking its technology infrastructure as amongst the best in the UK.
The scheme, run by international platform WiredScore, helps developers and landlords understand necessary investments to achieve best-in-class connectivity, while enabling occupiers to make an informed decision regarding where they choose to locate their business, by providing greater transparency about the technological infrastructure of a building.
WiredScore commended 200 Aldersgate for its four unique sources of high-speed wireline fibre connectivity, two separate comms intake locations, secure basement-level comms rooms with ample room to accommodate new equipment and two diverse risers.
Peter Ferrari, Chief Executive of AshbyCapital, commented:
“To receive a second Platinum WiredScore rating amongst our portfolio of office buildings highlights our commitment to providing occupiers with the best possible experience now and in the future. With companies increasingly working across borders and time zones and doing more business online, fast and reliable connections are more vital than ever.”
William Newton, EMEA Director, WiredScore, added:
“AshbyCapital continues to demonstrate its dedication to meeting the connectivity requirements of its office building occupiers and we are thrilled to be able to present them with a second Wired Certified Platinum rating, after receiving their first Wired Certification for The Colmore Building in Birmingham.”
AshbyCapital acquired 200 Aldersgate on behalf of its group investment company in 2013. The building is fully let to 27 tenants.
Helical Bar is pleased to announce the successful letting of a further 73,000 sq ft of office space and 9,000 sq ft of retail space at 200 Aldersgate, EC1, all of which has been secured within the past six weeks. A total of 18 deals have now been completed at the building, which, combined with a further two office floors currently under offer, means that circa 220,000 sq ft in the building is currently let.
The new office tenants are:-
- Cass Business School – 21,528 sq ft, part second floor, advised by Deloitte
- The Association of Train Operating Companies – 22,563 sq ft, part second floor, also advised by Deloitte
- K Line UK Limited – 22,623 sq ft, part sixth floor, advised by CBRE
- Agence France Presse – 6,269 sq ft, fifteenth floor, advised by Farebrother
The agreed rents range from circa £40 psf to £55 psf.
These new tenants will be joined by Giant, the bicycle specialist, which will shortly open its exciting new flagship cycle store at ground and lower ground floors. The store will sell its full range of bikes, accessories and apparel as well as offering a comprehensive cycle maintenance service, providing a useful amenity for existing and potential office tenants. This letting also further reinforces the vibrant and diverse occupier mix in the building.
The remaining available space comprises:
Third floor – 43,945 sq ft
Fourth floor – 41,813 sq ft
Fifth floor – 33,678 sq ft
Ninth floor – 15,075 sq ft
The third, fourth and fifth floors are available as part floors with units from 17,000 sq ft upwards. The quoting rent is from £45, the letting agents are CBRE and Savills.
Source: Helicar Bar 21.01.2013