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Collective Success as Boston Networks Secures Calton Hill ProjectCollective Success as Boston Networks Secures Calton Hill Project

Boston Networks has secured a project to design and deliver a new advanced network infrastructure for visual arts organisation Collective’s new home on Calton Hill in Edinburgh

An internationally recognised visual arts organisation, Collective is recognised for its work with emergent artists and is where many world-class artists began their career.

Working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, Collective will develop the iconic City Observatory site on Calton Hill to create a world class contemporary visual arts space. The £4m project will see the restoration of the Observatory’s original telescopes and the creation of a new art gallery, retail facility, and the building of a new restaurant, which will offer spectacular views across the city.

Collective needed an experienced partner capable of designing and sympathetically delivering a future-proof network infrastructure across the campus, into a mix of both new and restored 19th century buildings.

Collective Success as Boston Networks Secures Calton Hill ProjectBoston Networks was awarded the project and will now work in close partnership with both Collective, and main contractor ESH Border Construction, to design and deploy a high performing and leading-edge network infrastructure.

The project will see Boston Networks design and deliver a bespoke, flexible and robust solution to include a resilient optical fibre backbone, high speed LAN and secure and scalable Wireless LAN to offer users seamless and secure access to both employees and visitors across the entire unique buildings.

Brian McGinley, Account Director at Boston Networks said:
“We are delighted to be working with Collective to deliver the communications infrastructure for this exciting and innovative project. The development is an exciting project for the city, which will fully bring back to life this iconic Edinburgh landmark”.

“The high performing network infrastructure Collective have chosen will not only meet the connectivity challenges of today, such as the secure access and management of wireless devices, but, will also cope with future demands.”

Construction and restoration works commenced in November 2016 and are due for completion in Spring 2018, when the site will officially open to the public.

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