The centre, which opens early next year (2009), is a key part of the council’s strategy to buck the trend of economic gloom and encourage further business growth and employment within the area.
An effective unified communications system is viewed as a key part of the centre’s success; as a specialist in this area, 4C Strategies will be assisting with the specification, procurement and implementation of a high tech solution for the 3,300 square metre centre, which will offer office and workspace accommodation for SMEs with innovative and creative business ideas.
The Leicestershire based ICT consultancy is delighted to have been awarded the prestigious contract.
4C Strategies has a proven track record in the public sector and already numbers many councils and local authorities across the UK amongst their client base.
“This is a really exciting project to be involved in,” comments Mark Sayers, 4C Director. “The Innovation Centre is an ambitious project and needs a sophisticated state of the art unified communications system to match. While the timescales laid down by the council are extremely tight, we have a wealth of experience to draw on which will ensure that the solution will be in place for the opening in early 2009.”
The centre, which was designed by architects Marks Barfield, famous for their design of the London Eye, is part of the Innovation Lincolnshire project, delivered by the City Council with financial support from Lincolnshire County Council, Objective 2 European Regional Development Fund, Lincolnshire Enterprise and the East Midlands Development Agency.