Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications products, services and solutions. They were awarded an Emergency Services Network (ESN) contract by the Government in 2015, and then acquired Airwave, the largest private operator of a public safety network in the world, in 2016. As a result, Motorola Solutions are now responsible for the running of seamless communication networks, applications and services for organisations including Transport for London and the Police, Ambulance and Fire Rescue Services.
Area have worked with Motorola Solutions over the past five years to meet their business requirements, by expanding their data centres. When Motorola Solutions made the decision to sell their existing building in Basingstoke, they wanted to relocate their staff to offices in Rugby, Hemel Hempstead, Victoria in London and Slough.
Area were tasked with delivering the roll-out of Motorola’s new facilities. Having completed their offices in Slough, work then commenced on their flagship office in Victoria, London.
Taking design inspiration from Motorola’s global headquarters in Chicago, their executive London office provides a familiar look and feel to the US-based office, whilst also offering something completely different from Motorola’s more functional hubs across the UK.
Bringing Motorola’s branding and image up to date, the 11th floor of the Nova South building, one of two distinct, architecturally daring buildings in Victoria was selected. In line with their modern building choice, Motorola’s UK flagship office provides a contemporary customer-facing, flexible workspace for its staff and clients. The open-plan working environment includes touch-down spaces, breakout areas, and formal and informal meeting opportunities. In order to support this agile way of working, a state-of-the-art room booking system has been installed.
In addition, the workspace also includes a demonstration area where live simulations of the latest Motorola products can be presented to the city’s police and ambulance forces, as well as clients from large government organisations. Two separate comms rooms and an extensive AV package have been installed to sufficiently run the demonstration suite and the workspace’s infrastructure, which includes an N+1 critical calling system.