Diagonal 605 features fiber, cellular coverage and other smart building tech
Spanish real estate firm Merlin Properties has obtained WiredScore Platinum certification for its recently remodeled Diagonal 605 building, the company said in a release.
Merlin Properties noted that this is the first certification of its kind to be awarded in the city of Barcelona.
WiredScore measures the level of digital connectivity in buildings and ensures that they have the necessary infrastructure to adapt to future technological advances.
In order to obtain the certification, it is necessary to have a reliable infrastructure, fiber optics and mobile phone coverage.
Diagonal 605, which has also received LEED Gold and AIS 4 certifications, joined emblematic buildings as the Empire State Building, in New York, or The Shard, in London, which already have this recognition from WiredScore.
Among others, the requirements to obtain the WiredScore Platinum certification are to have a reliable infrastructure, fiber optic availability and mobile phone coverage.
In addition to this, WiredScore has recently launched the SmartScore certification, which is focused on smart buildings, identifying what are the qualities and tools that constitute a ‘Smart building’ and rating its capacity in this regard.
In November 2021, WiredScore, announced its expansion across Europe. The company has launched both its WiredScore and SmartScore certifications in 12 new markets across the Nordics as well as Central and Central Eastern Europe.
Simultaneously, the company is bringing its WiredScore Home certification to countries in Western Europe, including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Iberia. Across the Nordics, Western and Central Eastern Europe, landlords have already committed a total of 61 buildings to the certifications. These include Art-Invest Real Estate, Blackrock, BNP Paribas REIM, CBRE Investment Management, Commerz Real, Cogedim, COVIVIO, DWS, Europa Capital Partners, Hines, Immovalor, Invesco, LaSalle Investment Management, Moorfield, PATRIZIA, PineBridge Benson Elliot/Syrena Real Estate, REINO Partners/Partners Group, Round Hill Capital, Swiss Life Asset Managers, The Valesco Group, Value One and Watkin Jones.
Merlin Properties is the largest real estate company trading on the Spanish Stock Exchange and Euronext Lisbon. The firm specializes in the acquisition and management of commercial property in the Iberian region. Merlin Properties mainly invests in offices, shopping centers and logistics facilities,