Redstone wins mall IT contract

Redstone has been awarded a contract to provide the IP solution for the Westfield shopping centre development in White City


IT and communications services company Redstone has been awarded a contract to provide the IP solution for the Westfield shopping centre development in WhiteCity.



The project, for what will be Europe‘s largest in-town retail centre, is worth £13m to London-headquartered Redstone and is due to be completed by the end of 2008.



The 16 hectare Westfield centre will house over 250 shops, a 14 screen cinema and a health spa. London-headquartered Redstone is to provide an internet and communications system for the entire centre.



Redstone will use its OneNet solution, which was specially developed for this form of ‘intelligent building’ project, whereby the IP solution allows all of the buildings functions to be controlled centrally. Using Cisco technology, Redstone’s solution will even allow individual staff members to correspond throughout the entire centre using lapel badges with built in communication units.



Martin Balaam, CEO of Redstone, said: ‘Being selected to provide our OneNet solution to the largest in-town shopping centre in Europe shows how far Redstone has come in recent years. Our Converged Solutions division has shown that it can repeat its success in winning these large contracts, particularly now that the Comunica team has brought an additional array of expertise and key relationships, as with Westfield.’