20.09.2012

Essential in providing operational efficiency

Rathbones installed a Datwyler communications network in its new London premises

In February 2012, Rathbones relocated its London offices to 1 Curzon Street in Mayfair. The enlarged premises accommodate Rathbones’ 300 London-based employees and offer improved facilities for a growing client-base. The additional space also helped the company to meet the needs of the continued investment in technology and infrastructure which is essential in providing operational efficiency. A new communications network from Datwyler is part of the improvements made.

Rathbone Brothers Plc. is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of high-quality, personalised investment and wealth management services for private investors, charities and trustees. This includes discretionary investment management, tax and financial planning and unit trusts. Rathbones has over 700 staff in eleven UK locations and Jersey, and has its headquarters in London.

In February 2012, Rathbones relocated its London offices to 1 Curzon Street in Mayfair. The new offices cover some 44,200 square feet split over two floors - a 10% increase in floor space on the company´s previous premises. The enlarged premises accommodate Rathbones’ 300 London-based employees and offer improved facilities for a growing client-base, underlying a commitment to the highest levels of client service. The additional space also helped the company to meet the needs of the continued investment in technology and infrastructure which is essential in providing operational efficiency. A new communications network is part of the improvements made. 

In autumn 2011, Datwyler were asked to supply a Category 6 U/UTP copper and an OM3 / OS2 fibre optic solution for this project. Datwyler provided a solution using CU 662 cables and Category 6 KU-T modules for the copper part of the new network. The backbone cabling was realized with high-grade Datwyler FO Indoor fibre optic cable terminated onto LCD patch panels. 

The consultant, PTS (Planned Telecom Services) created an opened tender process and after a lengthy due diligence period selected Datwyler and worked closely with the UK Datwyler team during the installation. The work was carried out by Able Data, one of Datwyler´s global partners. The project ran for several months and involved the installation and commissioning of more than 1000 Category 6 cabinet links and 2000 RJ45 telecommunication outlets. The fibre backbone links include OM3 Multimode and OS2 Single-mode cable, LCD panels and other FO components. 

“I was happy with the continued support offered by Datwyler and the assistance in overcoming various challenges on site”, says Alex Hudson, Able Data Project Manager.