Excel London invests £8m to upgrade Phase One work

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Excel London has pumped £8m into upgrading and refurbishing works connected to Phase One of its development.The project, which Excel claims will result in it being able to offer the same facilities and services in each event space, includes Cisco IT Networking, a fire alarm and public announcement voice activation system, as well as a building management system and CCTV.New wayfinding and digital signage has been installed, while LED lighting has been installed throughout the venue to treble existing light levels, and the Waterfront Cafes have been entirely refurbished.External works have also been completed, including the west podium, DLR walkway and dock edge, a precursor to further waterside development at the venue. Excel hopes that the self contained waterfront space will find a use for the 2012 Olympics and it should also mean further event space for new and existing clients.Commenting on the upgrades, operations and Phase Two, director Brian Cole said: “Having spent £165m on our Phase Two expansion, we wanted to ensure that the whole venue had the same look and feel so that it was seamless and offered the same first-class facilities and event space throughout.”
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