Superfast Connectivity at Rose Castle

The latest win for Advantex involves Rose Castle, an 800-year-old castle in North West England that caters for corporate events.


The renovation project ensured that Rose Castle is connected across the 16,500 sq. ft. of the castle as well as the various locations across the grounds and gardens using new superfast enterprise grade connectivity and high-speed cabling.


A crucial achievement has been to guarantee 1GB of superfast connectivity to accommodate corporate events, product launches and company offsites. The staff will also have access to wall-mounted iPads to help them deliver the highest hospitality quality for the Castle’s customers and multiple Wi-Fi access points ensure the connectivity is seamless.


Old-fashioned analogue telephones in guest bedrooms have also been digitally combined with modern VOIP telecoms to provide a flexible staff and guest communications system using  the best of voice-over-IP to facilitate secure and reliable video telecom services.


Corporates can gather colleagues and customers using Rose Castle as their exclusive space, uninterrupted and focused. John Snyder, director of the Rose Castle Company, which owns the Castle estate, said a first-class technology spine is a crucial part of his strategy to have the best network services to ensure a location fit for 21st century corporate requirements.


He said:

“Advantex’s approached our project with both altruism and passion, and a basket full of fresh ideas to deliver a corporate quality IT solution. They shaped a cost-effective tech solution around our ambitions and vision for the castle, and in particular, they have been sensitive to the conservation needs of the castle, delivering cost-effective services and products to meet our immediate 1GB bandwidth designs, but also factoring in future wireless requirements across our 60-acre site.”


Advantex, which currently employs 50 people at its Follingsby Park head office, is eyeing additional growth and expansion, targeting a £6.5 million turnover in the next 12 months as the economy continues to recover and demand for products and services remain strong.


Stephen O’Connell, sales and marketing director, said careful attention has been paid to marrying the demands of a sturdy sandstone building with advanced technology to reflect the history and ambience of Rose Castle.


He said:

“This is both a very prestigious and challenging project for us; showcasing our skills and expertise in delivering and commissioning challenging and complex installations for heritage-type projects. We continue to be at the forefront of delivering advanced and high-performance services as part of integrated turnkey solutions to leading organisations not only in the North West but across the UK.”