UK real estate company Canary Wharf chooses Smart Bench to motivate people to re-think energy and enhance their experience at the estate

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Canary Wharf Group plc is one of the UK’s largest property development, investment, and management companies. The group has transformed Canary Wharf into 16 million square feet of superior office, retail and leisure space and created an instantly recognizable London skyline, attracting some of the world’s greatest companies.


With the aim to transform Canary Wharf into a smarter, more aware city district, CWG launched Cognicity Challenge and invited smart city businesses from around the world to compete for the opportunity to pilot their technologies on the estate. Being known as mainly a business district, CW wanted to rebrand as a more humane space with a vibrant atmosphere and a much more personalized service that would attract not only big corporations but also startup tech companies, as well as residents to relocate to the area.


Strawberry energy was given a special award and has been selected by Group to implement its new technology – Smart Bench is specially designed to suit the needs of any district that is oriented toward smart city concept. By offering a place for a lunchtime break or a rest from shopping, four Strawberry Benches at CW property encouraged people to sit and socialize while charging their batteries – in more than one sense. Being solar-powered, they enabled CW to show its sustainability credentials and motivate people to enjoy a hands-on experience of renewable energy.

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