Student Housing with State of the Art Wi-Fi


Joplings is a historic department store building, first established in 1804 which has now been transformed into state-of-the-art accommodation to house students in the university city of Sunderland. The property was opened in January of 2019, after an entire renovation and refit project in 2018. This building is now home to 140 en-suite apartments, and with Wi-Fi unsurprisingly in the top three most important requirements that students seek, it was imperative that the solution be able to meet the demanding criteria.

Using Cambium Networks’ cnPilot enterprise indoor connectivity, KBR was able to provide the dormitory an easy, cost effective and powerful solution, serving the demanding environment of student accommodation. The innovative solution came within budget, provided savings on the initial outlay and in cost of ownership as well as providing an additional ongoing revenue stream.