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Strategic Technology Advice

We provide strategy advice on all aspects of technology in buildings and the public realm, from small single plot developments to large campus schemes, for new developments and refurbishments.


We work with developers and contractors to ensure that the technology elements of a scheme are proactively considered and properly specified throughout each project phase and incorporated into the cost plan at an early stage.


Connected Real Estate provides advice in these key areas:

  • Technology white papers

  • Technology visioning and masterplanning

  • Openreach and other fibre communication provider new site registration

  • Employer’s Requirements and design briefs

  • Technology procurement, commercial and cost planning

  • Communications equipment room and ELV riser sizing

  • TV Fibre Integrated Reception Systems

  • Landlord and tenant LAN data networks

  • Access control, door entry and CCTV

  • Wi-Fi and in-building 4G/5G mobile

  • Public Realm technology infrastructure, telecoms ducts, chambers and wayleaves

  • WiredScore assessment advice

Technology Visioning and Masterplanning

Connected Real Estate works with property developers during RIBA Stages 0 and 1, to define the technology solution for a new project.


The technology content in new developments is increasing significantly and so defining the technology requirement at the masterplanning stage, ensures appropriate space planning for communications rooms, risers, containment runs etc and that the technology masterplan proposed will deliver the outcome expected, both from building operation and tenant expectation perspectives.


Working with Connected Real Estate at the strategic definition stage, helps developers avoid costly downstream redesign work, cost plan additions and programme risk, by actively considering the technology requirements as part of the masterplanning process.


Connected Real Estate also works with developers to produce the technology employer’s requirements and design briefs, covering all aspects of a development’s technology design.

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Client team technology support

Connected Real Estate works as an integral part of the client developer team, to manage a scheme’s technology requirements.


We work with commercial, retail and residential develop clients across the full RIBA Stage process, from Stage 0 Strategic Definition through design, construction and close out, to Stage 7 In use.


We can provide the level of service to meet your specific requirements, from a light touch overview, to a more detailed technology project manager role.


We prepare technology design briefs, specifications, reports and technology strategy papers. During construction, we offer a technology/systems integrator package management function, covering tender management, technical submittals, commercial support and cause and effect commissioning.

In-building 4G/5G mobile phone coverage

With the current trend away from fixed line desk phones to mobile phones and the increased reliance on smartphones and tablets for critical business functions, high quality multi-operator 4G signals throughout a building is becoming an expectation from commercial tenants and residents in multi-dwelling units.


Modern sustainable building designs and tall buildings provide challenging internal environments for an acceptable mobile phone signal level from the external transmitters. Cladding panels and windows with metallic coatings can significantly attenuate the 4G signal, to a point where the in-building data connection is unacceptably slow.


Connected Real Estate works with the 4 UK Mobile Network Operators and Neutral Host companies to provide in-building mobile signal enhancement for a development.


We offer a service to meet a developer or landlord’s specific requirements, including design brief, specification, tender process management and installation management.


Working with Connected Real Estate ensures that in-building mobile phone coverage is a key differentiator in a development and not a potential developer/landlord reputational risk.

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Innovation, smarts, aaS

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace and the technology solutions for commercial and residential developments are no exception to this.


Customer expectations are also increasing significantly, and so developers and landlords should ensure that their development strategies take advantage of technology innovation.


Connected Real Estate provides strategic technology innovation advice to developers and landlords in key areas, including fibre to the property/superfast and ultrafast broadband and specifying the latest manufacturer products for CCTV and security, in-building 4G/5G mobile etc.


Connected Real Estate also provides strategy and procurement advice for the ‘as a service’ (aaS) model in both commercial and residential properties.


Smart technologies and intelligent buildings that think for themselves can reduce opex costs, leading to service charge reductions and more marketable buildings. Connected Real Estate provides smart building advice in areas including:

  • BMS integration

  • Master Systems Integrator role

  • Room and desk management systems

  • Location enabled services

  • Visitor management

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Place making and public realm activation

  • Tenant services and commercialisation

Compliance, audits, CDM2015

Connected Real Estate provides specialist technical compliance advice to developers, landlords and contractors across a broad spectrum of technology applications. If you have a technology query in relation to a product, a specification or an application, we can provide advice and recommendations.


For existing commercial and residential buildings, Connected Real Estate provides technical audits of existing hardware and software systems in key areas such as:

  • Landlord LAN data networks

  • Wi-Fi networks

  • Communications provider fibre networks

  • In-building mobile distributed antenna systems

  • Access control and CCTV systems

  • TV distribution

  • Estate Management systems

  • Service and support contracts

  • Systems and software rationalisation


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) apply to telecommunications and technology installation work, as the definition of ‘construction’ in these regulations includes this sector.


Connected Real Estate has chartered health and safety professionals who can provide technology related advice on CDM2015 to the defined duty holders, including clients, designers and contractors. We can augment your project team to provide the required competency in key technology related areas.


We can also undertake the principal designer role, where the technology design team has this function. Whatever your CDM2015 requirement is, Connected Real Estate can provide specific advice and recommendations.

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Connected Real Estate Ltd,

5 Dianthus Place,
Winkfield Row,
RG42 7PQ


07980 984158

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