In 2014, Ardmuir Student Accommodation were developing a 155-bed student accommodation property in the heart of Edinburgh’s student zone. We are delighted to say we were awarded the contract to design, deliver and support the Ardmuir Student Accommodation WiFi. This was after having successfully installed Wi-Fi for their newest student accommodation property at 403 King Street, Aberdeen.
Planning Ardmuir Student Accommodation WiFi
Being involved at the planning stage was crucial. The Wi-Fi network design was based on the architect drawings and backed up by an Ekahau onsite survey during the construction stage. All of the network infrastructure cabling was then installed to support the Wi-Fi Network.
Organising an Internet Connection for Ardmuir
G5 dealt directly with BT to coordinate the installation of the internet connectivity and analogue lines required before the building was handed over to Edinburgh University. Nearing the end of the construction phase of the building, a buyer came forward and the building was subsequently sold a few weeks before the handover of the building was completed.
G5 Technologies successfully commissioned and made live the Wi-Fi network in time for the students moving in. We are quite proud of this achievement, given the developer had taken on the operation of 9 new developments during the summer of 2014 and only 4 of the buildings had operational Wi-Fi in time for the students moving in, G5’s being one of them.
More projects with Ardmuir and G5Zone™
In 2017, Ardmuir had another 3 other buildings in Aberdeen totaling over 800 beds. The main site at Trinity Court has 500 beds and 2 smaller sites located a short distance away. We were invited to tender for these sites and were successful in our bid. One issue was how to provide sufficient bandwidth at the smaller sites, so G5 installed Leased Lines in Trinity Court and then 60Ghz Wireless Point-to-Point (PtP) links with 5Ghz backup connections were used to provide connectivity to the 2 smaller sites.
In 2018, Ardmuir recently acquired a 128-bed site in Dundee, again we were invited to tender for the provision of Wi-Fi for the 2018 intake of students. We were once again delighted to have been awarded this contract. With the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, we also implemented branded, GDPR compliant login pages across all sites to ensure that the terms and conditions of their Wi-Fi service was in line with the GDPR Regulations.
G5 now support all Ardmuir student accommodation sites for the provision of managed Wi-Fi services including the provision of their internet, including Leased Lines, Point-to-Point links and backup FTTC connections.