A world first: The Hickman

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From the start The Hickman was intended to be a testing ground for technology and innovation, built to suit the new world of work. We wanted to test our vision of continuous innovation to enhance the customer workplace experience.

The building benefits from a digital twin (or virtual replica) which helps us to monitor real time energy consumption, occupancy and the performance of every piece of equipment. This combination of information supports us in observing how the building is performing in use. In the long term this will support us in reducing energy consumption of the building.

Our sesame app is also fully enabled at the building giving our customers hands-free access to their spaces whilst also providing the facility to book desks, check air quality and also modify temperature and lighting control. Through the app we have also connected our customers to our Social Impact Strategy with community and charity events promoted in addition to building events such as yoga classes and other health and wellbeing initiatives.

With the combination of the digital twin and our award winning sesame app The Hickman was the world’s first building to achieve a Platinum SmartScore status, recognising its best in class approach to the integration of technology within the building.

In achieving the first SmartScore Platinum rating globally, GPE
demonstrated its commitment to a more sustainable, digitally enabled future, with technology at its heart.

William Newton
President and MD, WiredScore