14 June 2022: Invesco Real Estate’s FENIX building has become the first in Sweden to achieve WiredScore Platinum certification, the highest recognition provided by WiredScore, the global benchmark for connectivity and in-building technology.
The 18,000 sq m of highly adaptable office space is located in Hagastaden, the new urban district between Stockholm and Solna. Upon completion in late 2022-early 2023, the space will offer tenants truly future-proofed office space ready to respond to the flexibility the modern office worker has become accustomed to.
The FENIX building was subjected to a rating process based on results and performances defined by the WiredScore certification system, which measures five key aspects of the building’s digital connectivity capabilities, ranging from its ability to adapt to future technology, to the overall quality of the user experience.
Theo Hunter-Jones, Director of Investment Management at Invesco Real Estate comments: “To achieve the first Wiredscored Platinum certificate for an office building in Sweden is noteworthy and we’re immensely proud that Invesco Real Estate has set the standard, which we hope other landlords in the region will follow. Digital connectivity in office buildings is absolutely vital for today’s workforce, and demonstrates real commitment to the future proofing of real estate.”
Tom McClellan, Country Director, UK & Ireland and Growth Markets at WiredScore, added: “By securing the first WiredScore Platinum certification in the Nordics, Invesco Real Estate has demonstrated its commitment to being market leaders, creating well connected office space for tenants today and into the future.”
The building features three diverse points of entry on different sides of the building, which provides tenants the option for a redundant internet service, affording tenants a reduced risk of internet outage. There will also be wifi available in the common areas of the building, which will supplement good voice and data mobile service over two carriers and ensure a seamless mobile experience for all building users.
Björn Qvinnström, Installation Consultant and the Accredited Professional who supported Invesco on their certification, added: “It is a fantastic achievement for Invesco. During the entire certification process what became clear is how the building places Wifi 6, a distributed antenna system for 4 and 5G, and connection to Stokab (the open fiber network in Stockholm) in its heart and therefore delivers fantastic results for the tenants who will move into it. We are convinced that FENIX will set the standard for well-connected buildings in not only Sweden but further afield. ”
FENIX Stockholm joins the existing 42 building portfolio that Invesco has with WiredScore, with Sweden becoming Invesco’s fifth country to take on WiredScore certification alongside US, UK, Spain and Germany.