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September 2023 | Media Releases

Platinum connectivity wins workers back to the office

Walker Corporation is leading the way as the first privately-owned real estate owner in Australia to obtain a WiredScore Platinum certification for its Collins Square precinct, the highest achievable under the global rating system used to benchmark digital infrastructure.

Collins Square by Walker is helping tenants and their staff improve their digital experience with a significant investment in market-leading technology infrastructure to give unrivalled connectivity.

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Emily Carroll, Walker Group Executive - Investment Management said the WiredScore Platinum certification reinforces Collins Square’s reputation for providing the best digital infrastructure in the premium commercial market.

“Connectivity in our precinct is better than working from home and that’s the easy sell our tenants are using to encourage their staff to spend more time in the office,” said Ms Carroll.

“The WiredScore Platinum certification means we have some of the country’s best internet, digital security and virtual office technology which is a win-win for landlords and tenants, and of course for employers and their staff.”

Emily Carroll - Walker Group Executive - Investment Management

Catherine Saliba, Chief Operating Officer at Maddocks said premium technology and digital connectivity are integral for giving their teams the best in-office experience while catering to new hybrid working arrangements.

“Great connectivity and technology are vital for collaboration and building a culture that makes people want to come to the office,” said Ms Saliba.

Chief Digital Officer at Deakin University Craig Warren said connectivity is critical for supporting the diverse working requirements of staff.

“We need reliable, high-speed connectivity to create effective collaboration spaces that support project planning, video conferencing, and professional development,” said Mr Warren.

The certification positions all five Towers at Collins Square among the country’s most digitally connected, technology-rich workplaces, contributing to increased transparency, connectivity and retention benefiting tenants and landlords.

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Ed Jennings, WiredScore Head of Australia said the formal certification is at the top of many businesses’ checklists to cater to today’s hybrid working arrangements.

“We are seeing rising demand from businesses using formal certifications as a means of conducting due diligence before committing to a lease agreement with several global firms listing it as a key decision-making metric.”

“Collins Square is a prime example of the clear relationship between providing best-in-class technology and attracting and retaining the best tenants.”

Collins Square sets the benchmark for sustainable practices in the property industry with the highest achievable Green Star and NABERS ratings. Find out more about one of Australia’s largest award-winning precincts by visiting www.collinssquare.com.au.