Broadband is now as essential a utility as water, power or heating, Fiona O’Brien found out
Wembley Park is a development owned by Quintain Estates which involves the total re-generation of the area around Wembley Stadium. With a 20 year+ build plan this re-development will see the construction of over 5,000 high end apartments along with prime office space and high quality retail stores – located within the London Designer Outlet.
The most recent residential build in Wembley Park Emerald Gardens, seven buildings comprising 427 apartments, separated into Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Privately Owned apartments.
As the fibre to the premises provider for Wembley Park, Velocity1, owned by Magnet.ie in Dublin, has worked with the main contractor on site to deliver different levels of service to the different apartment types.
Working closely with the Quintain owned management company, Ti-Pi, fibre to the premises services are provided as standard to every PRS tenant who moves into Emerald Gardens PRS apartments and is delivered at a speed of 40Mb. Each tenant can then upgrade to 60Mb / 100Mb or even 1Gb.
Each privately owned apartment (POA) is provided with a 100Mb Fibre to the Premises service as a trial for one month from the moment that the apartment is occupied. During this trial the occupant has the opportunity to subscribe to one of the fibre to the premises services.
Once the month’s trial for privately owned properties are finished then the service will run out unless the homeowners, or landlords, take up the offer.
Having broadband on tap, an essntial component of the build, reflects the present day reality that superfast fibre optic internet is as essential as running water. Residents moving into Emerald Gardens are on-line from day one in one of the UK’s first trulywired- up residential communities.
Velocity1 also connects the landlord networks, the CCTV, and the Building Management System.