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Walthamstow Build to Rent scheme recognised for world-leading digital connectivity

LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) announces its 479-home Build to Rent scheme in Walthamstow - Blackhorse Mills - is the first residential building to achieve a WiredScore Gold certification.

Legal &General’s Blackhorse Mills Build to Rent scheme has received a Wiredscore Gold certification – the highest accolade it has ever given for digital connectivity on a residential building. The certification demonstrates a commitment to reliable, instant internet connectivity that provides residents with a seamless digital experience.

“I am proud that our Blackhorse Mills scheme has been recognised for its hyper-connectivity, providing residents with a seamless digital experience and future-proofing our investment for years to come.

“The anticipated continuation of home working beyond the current lockdown has demonstrated the need for residential properties to be equipped with a fast, reliable internet connection. We expect that as the lockdown eases, digital connectivity and dual working-and-living spaces will become a priority for renters, making Blackhorse Mills an ideal base for remote workers.”

Dan Batterton, Head of Build to Rent, LGIM Real Assets

Wiredscore rates and certifies buildings in terms of internet connectivity – providing four levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Since their launch in May 2019, Wiredscore has over 10,000 homes committed to certification, including homes from GreyStar, Argent, LaSalle, L&G, Patrizia and Long Harbour. It’s the first digital connectivity rating scheme for the Build to Rent market.

The connectivity features include high quality digital infrastructure, a fibre internet connection to every apartment, Wi-Fi throughout the Build to Rent scheme and Ethernet ports in living spaces. This provides renters with wired connections for their devices with less risk of outages or poor connections. Residents of Blackhorse Mills can get connected from their move in day, with a choice of different packages – giving them flexibility.

“Undertaking this commitment demonstrates the forward-thinking approach that has been taken. LGIM Real Assets has recognised the immense value of investing in flexible and reliable digital infrastructure as part of their mission to provide a superior in-home experience for their renters. This is essential as technology continues to advance and change, and people’s lives become more reliant on their digital connections.”

William Newton, President and Managing Director, WiredScore

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