Former Director Paul Michaelson accepted 6 years ago that Sussex Heights (Brighton) Limited had a “legal and moral responsibility to maintain the building” before resigning and seemingly leaving a wholly inadequate Board of Directors to struggle with the concept of even the most basic maintenance.
ULTRAFAST broadband provider Hyperoptic has launched in Brighton promising speeds 135 times faster than traditional ADSL services.Hyperoptic, which has 1Gb per second connections, is now live in Sussex Heights, the tallest residential building on the south coast.
Hyperoptic works with both new-build and existing developments. In Brighton, its service has already gone live in the 1960s Sussex Heights residential development, offering speeds of up to 135 times faster than traditional asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) broadband.“Being the first property in Brighton to offer residents gigabit broadband is a huge coup for us. We live in a connected world – for today’s resident fast and reliable broadband provision is on par with utilities like gas, water and electricity,” said a representative of the Sussex Heights board.“With Hyperoptic we are giving our residents access to the best and fastest broadband the market has to offer – it’s a huge draw for movers that want an internet connection that they can truly rely on.”
Cost of works:
What was the client looking for?
After experiencing problems with water ingress in the building, the client was looking for a long-term maintenance solution for the asphalt roof which runs around the perimeter of the penthouse.
The hope was that a new roof covering would also stop the roof leaks reported by residents.
Over the course of the project we
- provided a detailed specification that included works to the lightning conductor, risk assessment and all necessary preliminary clauses
- worked closely with others involved in or affected by the works; for example, the firm who altered the lightning conductor
- went up the building in cradles to inspect the quality of the work
- negotiated the final account with the contractor upon completion
We would like to say thank you to the board of Sussex Heights (Brighton) Ltd who were very helpful and ensured that works were able to take place and be completed satisfactorily.
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Most “fibre broadband” services are not Fibre Broadband. They are fibre-and-copper: fibre optic cabling from the exchange to your street, then copper phone wires into your building. And that copper really spoils the fun. As a technology, it’s 140 years old. Hyperoptic specialises in bringing full fibre optic broadband direct to multi-dwelling buildings such as apartments and offices. If your building is within our catchment area, and enough residents show support by registering online, we can connect you t