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Trilogy LaSalle pick smart building operator for East London

Smart Spaces has been appointed for occupier engagement, building efficiencies and wellbeing at Republic, the 720,000 sq ft mixed-use campus at East India Dock, owned by Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management.

Smart Spaces will install its smart visitor management system at the Import and Export buildings. The system offers contactless, safe entry via a user’s smartphone with a generated QR code for visitors, to minimise touchpoints into and out of the office, which is a key factor in a post-Covid landscape.

The new occupier engagement app is also to be rolled out across the campus which serves to foster a workplace community and enhance wellbeing, a core component for attracting and retaining the talent of the future. The key features include concierge, loyalty, offers and events, with social wall and chat functions. The app also enables continued communication between the landlord and occupiers in and out of campus, enabling users of the app to have the most up to date operational information to hand at all times to make their visit as safe as possible and understand how their actions and activities can help support Republic’s sustainable agenda.

Dan Drogman, CEO at Smart Spaces said: “Republic is an exemplary modern campus, which has reinvented the concept of contemporary workspace. With a desire to create and curate outstanding occupier experiences, our smart technology is ideally placed to further nurture the occupational community and meet the needs of the future workforce.

“Our smart visitor management system provides practical outcomes, delivering efficient and user-friendly interaction, as well as ensuring workers have an additional level of ‘hands free’ comfort as they return to their workplaces.”

Laurence Jones, head of asset management and leasing at Trilogy, added: “Wellness, community and innovation are at the heart of the Republic experience. In Smart Spaces, we’ve found a technology partner who will not only enhance building efficiencies but also create a fantastic digital medium for content, programming and integration between our businesses and services. Through the utilisation of Smart Spaces technology, we can provide our occupiers with multiple levels of operational assistance, as well as providing them with the time and workspace to focus on the serious business of creativity.”

Republic is at the forefront of East London’s commercial and cultural regeneration. The campus is already home to a raft of creative and innovative companies, as well as higher education establishments, including YourParkingSpace, ARU London, Lebara Mobile, The Trampery, Threepipe and Deliveroo. Amenity onsite include The Gentleman Baristas coffee shop; PureGym; upmarket grocery store Simply Fresh, Little Me Nursery, F45 fitness suite and the Time Out award-winning Black Rock whisky bar.

Republic provides a range of different workspaces, from all-inclusive furnished studios to headquarter floorplate, in one of the fastest growing boroughs in London.

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