Gigabit broadband flows at Wirral Waters thanks to Connectus

1st March 2021

Wirral Waters
Described as the largest and most exciting regeneration project in the UK, Wirral Waters is a 500-acre former dockland site on the Wirral Peninsula, being delivered by Peel L&P.

Wirral Waters’ masterplan was created by world-class urban designers, envisaging a mixed-use, high density, highly sustainable project designed to elevate and regenerate the area, benefitting the entire surrounding community.

Now in delivery phase, with a number of mixed-use projects to be completed by 2024, Wirral Waters is set to dramatically enhance the landscape and set the tone for a new era in business and lifestyle on the Wirral Peninsula.

Key to the development’s success is ensuring superfast, reliable, future-proof connectivity – so who better to join forces with the UK’s largest urban regeneration project than Connectus?

Bringing its experience, expertise and can-do attitude to the mix, Connectus is the nominated supplier of broadband to businesses and residential units across the entire development – and has already secured the first customer connections.

Standing as testament to the developer’s vision and the speed at which Connectus can turn vision into reality, blazing Gigabit broadband speeds have now been made available at Woodside House and Business Park within existing Wirral Waters estates.

As Roy Shelton, Connectus CEO puts it: “We are delighted to be bringing our Gigabit enabled network to the tenants at Woodside Busines Park and the rest of Wirral Waters. The Connectus managed services Connect, Protect, Collaborate model offers businesses on the estate a holistic approach to connectivity, cybersecurity and business collaboration – exactly what companies need to align their business with future-proof IT services whilst mitigating cost, complexity and risk.”

Connectus is also broadband provider to Hythe, a state-of-the-art sustainable business hub, on which construction commenced in December 2020. The 25,000 square feet Hythe building is the first speculative commercial office development in Birkenhead in the last decade. It stands out as a Gigabit-enabled building, accredited by WiredScore, thanks to proof from Connectus’ managed services provision.

WiredScore assesses, certifies and improves digital connectivity and smart technology in homes and offices on a global scale.

“WiredScore shares our mission to make the world’s buildings smarter and better connected, to enable a more collaborative, innovative and dynamic future,” comments Shelton, adding: “Hythe is a new breed of building, and we expect to see exciting, futuristic companies setting up there. They will need superfast, reliable and secure connectivity from the get-go, and we are ready to provide for all their needs – from connectivity to VoIP phones, to cybersecurity and even full IT services management contracts.”

Richard Mawdsley, Director of Development for Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, adds: “At Wirral Waters, we are trying to ensure every aspect of this regeneration project is of the highest quality, and that the experience of residents and businesses which choose to locate here is world-class.

“Digital connectivity is clearly critical to delivering great homes and workplaces, and we are pleased to be partnering with Connectus to deliver Gigabit broadband across Wirral Waters.”

As the Wirral Waters development brings a fresh new approach to urban business and thousands of new employment opportunities to the region, Connectus is proud to support this vast regeneration project with its world-class technology service provision.