WiredScore is launching its digital rating scheme for commercial property, Wired Certification, in Scotland.
Wired Certification brings transparency on connectivity to the commercial property sector by providing developers and landlords with an independent, trusted mark that helps them optimise and demonstrate the calibre of their digital infrastructure, and enables businesses to make better informed decisions on office space.
Nearly 2 million sq ft of Scottish office space has already been committed to Wired Certification, including companies like Ambassador Group, Ardstone Capital, Blackrock, Broadoak Asset Management, FORE Partnership, HFD Group, Kennedy Wilson, Kier Development, M&G Real Estate, Parabola, Picton, Rockspring and Wirefox.
The rating scheme that was first developed by leaders in real estate, technology and telecoms in New York now has 1,400 buildings committed to certification, with 4 million people working in Wired Certified buildings across the US, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, and – now in Scotland.
William Newton, president and EMEA MD at WiredScore commented: “We’re seeing a shift in Scottish industry, with the digital sector forecast to grow more than twice as fast as the overall Scottish economy in the years up to 2024. To support both these burgeoning innovative tech companies, as well as enabling all businesses to harness the power of digital to improve services and processes, business leaders need assurance that their office space has the capacity to meet their technological needs.
“There has been an overwhelming response by the landlords and developers who have partnered with us for WiredScore’s launch in Scotland. This demonstrates the understanding and investment the real estate industry is making to ensure Scottish businesses are working in spaces that are not just fit for purpose – but will allow them to thrive.”