YY London debuts market-leading smart building credentials with top SmartScore certification

YY London has been awarded SmartScore platinum, achieving 91 out of 100 possible credits and the highest of four possible SmartScore certification levels.

Joining a small group of SmartScore Platinum certified workplaces in the capital, this achievement demonstrates the building’s use of market leading technology, processes and automation that will deliver world class smart outcomes for the building’s users.

Designed by architect Buckley Gray Yeoman for Quadrant and Oaktree Capital, with Victoria Asset Management, YY London is a new landmark workplace for London focused on wellbeing and community. A dramatic refurbishment of the former home of Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, the building will deliver over 400,000 sq ft of inspirational office space within an elegant curved form when it launches later this year.

SmartScore is the globally recognised smart building certification from WiredScore. As reliance on technology in the workplace grows, digital connectivity and in-building technology have become increasingly essential to businesses, buildings and people. Working in an office which is SmartScore certified independently assesses and ensures that the building uses technology that will deliver an exceptional user experience, meet high standards of sustainability and be fully future-proofed.

Quadrant appointed  Hilson Moran to help attain the standards needed for successful SmartScore certification. In the SmartScore report, the assessors highlighted a wealth of smart features, including:

  • Productivity boosting measures, including visitor arrival notifications, meeting room bookings and digital wayfinding.
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, including granting users the ability to adjust their personal environments via individual controls, even in shared spaces.
  • Clear and accessible energy usage data, available to the building’s users and broken down across different floors and systems.
  • Easy optimisation of the building’s operational environment, including tracking the building’s systems performance against their defined operational targets.
  • Secure, streamlined access, complemented by real time population tracking.

Matthew King, Associate Director at Hilson Moran, said “It’s a great achievement for the client and team to achieve the Platinum SmartScore rating. It’s fantastic to know that our very early smart strategy brief and system design decisions has resulted in us attaining such a high rating proving YY London will be one of the most intelligent commercial buildings in London, if not internationally. This will benefit building users, building operation and the environment. I cannot wait to trial the sleek building APP and experience the effortless occupant journey.”

Rowan Jenkins, Partner and Head of Office Development at Quadrant, said “We are proud that YY London is one of the few buildings in London to have been awarded SmartScore Platinum certification. YY London is a shining example of what modern workspaces need to provide to be successful in today’s market. It is a building that is designed to help people at work feel good, and occupiers will benefit from a beautiful roof terrace, year-round yoga and exercise classes, a juice bar, spaces with high levels of natural light and views of the London skyline.

“All this is built around digital connectivity and technology that truly helps make YY London a productive, healthy and happy place to work, which is testament to why the SmartScore Platinum certification has been achieved. Hilson Moran were instrumental in helping YY London obtain SmartScore certification.”

YY London is due to complete later in 2023. For more information visit

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