Just upriver from The Shard and immediately behind The Oxo Building, South Bank Tower stands out as one of Southwark’s most distinctive landmarks. Originally built in 1972 and known by the name King’s Reach Tower, the skyscraper has undergone a major refurbishment which included adding 10 floors to the original 31. Completed in 2015, the rebranded South Bank Tower boasts 199 apartments, 217,000 sq ft of office space, 52,000 sq ft of retail and a giant 10,000 sq ft roof terrace.
As well as the usual cleaners, security and maintenance staff, residents of South Bank Tower enjoy what The Telegraph calls the best concierge service in London. Headed up by a former manager at The Savoy and Four Seasons hotels, the 30-strong team speak 12 languages between them and provide a five-star service catering to every need of the Tower’s millionaire home owners. And they do so using a Motorola digital two way radio system supplied by Brentwood.
With the key priority being flawless network coverage throughout the enormous building, we installed a series of Motorola SLR5500 repeater units. These increase efficiency by untangling send and receive signals, meaning you get a better network connection over a larger distance. We linked together the repeaters using Motorola’s innovative IP Site Connect software, which uses WiFi to create giant network areas out of smaller individual ones, and also installed an antenna system. For handsets, we provided the versatile and reliable Motorola DP2400, which provides outstanding audio quality thanks to digital noise suppression and volume control, plus private calling options.
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