Landsec is the UK’s largest commercial property company with a portfolio that is a diverse mix of office, retail, and leisure; located both in London and across the country. In the nation’s capital, its buildings include the iconic Piccadilly Lights, and developments such as Nova and The ZigZag Building which have transformed the Victoria area into a vibrant destination. Furthermore, its work at popular shopping centres such as Westgate Oxford, Bluewater Greenhithe, Trinity Leeds, and St. David’s Cardiff has established Landsec as the partner of choice for retailers and local authorities alike.
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In 2016, Landsec (previously Land Securities) re-tendered the support, maintenance, and management of its IT infrastructure installed across its portfolio of London properties and retail outlets throughout the UK.
Landsec was in search of a technology partner that not only had the experience to deal with extensive and critical Cisco network infrastructure, but was also at the forefront of delivering advanced, predictive, and automated managed technology services. The infrastructure across the Landsec portfolio sites required more than a traditional break/fix maintenance arrangement. There was also a requirement for the full life-cycle analysis of the infrastructure installed across the portfolio sites, in order to ensure the continued resilience and performance of critical building applications and security.
CBRE, in partnership with OryxAlign, presented a joint-bid for the Landsec tender and in late 2016, won the contract to support, manage, and refresh the critical network infrastructure. OryxAlign is one of CBRE’s strategic technology partners and had been working together for several years prior to the Landsec bid.
After the contract was awarded, the first steps were to complete an in-depth and technical site audit across all 29 of the portfolio sites. OryxAlign engaged its dedicated on-boarding team and set out to analyse and document the network infrastructure, as well as the associated critical network services running on the infrastructure. Once this task was completed, the mammoth support mobilisation process began. Two of the core elements of the mobilisation was the deployment and alignment of the OryxAlign RMM platform, with monitoring probes being deployed to every device on the network, together with the support service transition and hand-over from the incumbent provider to the OryxAlign support team. The full support mobilisation was successfully completed within just 3 months, and the go live was seamless and problem-free. Thanks to meticulous planning the on-boarding team ensured that all service transition risks were mitigated and that the project was managed and delivered with total accuracy.
Once the support service had been adopted, the life-cycle analysis of the installed infrastructure commenced. The dedicated Landsec project and service delivery team at OryxAlign conducted a full infrastructure audit using the SolarWinds network monitoring and interrogation applications, before presenting the analysis to Landsec. Following the report, new and refreshed network infrastructures have been designed and implemented across all portfolio sites.
OryxAlign provides Landsec with a 24/7 managed support service, delivered by a comprehensive itinerary: a dedicated service and technical team, network and site administration, change control, comprehensive and proactive infrastructure monitoring & analysis, 3rd-party vendor management, asset inventory, procurement, consultancy, and proactive account management.