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Size: 9,000 sq/ft + 4,500 sq/ft
Project Manager: CB Richard Ellis
Architect: Mansfield Monk
Project Duration: 16 weeks


Green Planet Design Engineer’s Client, Ciena Corporation is a network specialist founded in 1992 as a United States-based global supplier. They have succeeded where many of their rivals have struggled by leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice. Their area of expertise lies in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation. The company’s solutions form the foundation of many telecommunications networks operated by telecommunications service providers, cable operators, governments and enterprises.


The design and build fit out of Stapleton House, Scrutton Street allowed this global network provider to bring together all of Ciena’s lab equipment from its previous labs across various EMEA locations into one new centralised site and upgrade its training and laboratory facilities. GPDE successfully completed the full Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health design for sites at Scrutton Street and Worship Street.


Brief outline of works completed include:


  • New lighting and power

  • Full comms room distribution

  • Full AC downflow installation

  • Specialist fibre optic race way

  • DC power distribution

  • General AC and ventilation

The building remained fully occupied whilst the 2nd floor was fitted out into four distinct areas; technical, teaching, office and reception space. This dedicated lab and training facility now houses three training classrooms and labs, separate breakout areas, a distance learning classroom using streaming video, and a large lab for customer demonstrations.


Ciena’s successful relocation into Stapleton House allowed the refurbishment of the 5th Floor of their Worship Street office. This Executive Briefing Centre (EBC) was designed to provide a modern, new and spacious customer focused area dedicated to customer meetings. This centre also offered a separate reception, kitchen/break area, three conference rooms, staff ‘library’ environment, and two guest offices.

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