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Samsung to build massive new showroom in London

Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to a deal to open a new space in London’s King’s Cross district which will serve as a showcase for its products and technology, two people with knowledge of the plan said. The technology giant is finalizing details to lease the 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meter) top floor of the under construction Coal Drops Yard mall, which has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plan is private. The space, under the kissing curved roof of the former Victorian coal store, will be similar to Samsung’s 837 site in New York’s Meatpacking district, which the company describes as “not a store, but a new kind of place filled with ideas, experiences and Samsung’s cutting edge devices”, according to its website.

A spokeswoman for Argent Property Development Services LLP, which is developing the mall on behalf of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, declined to comment. A spokesman for Samsung said the company does not comment on rumor or speculation. Technology giants including Microsoft Corp. and Samsung have been opening luxurious new show rooms around the world, following in the footsteps of Apple Inc., which has used a network of sleek stores to help position itself as a luxury technology brand that commands wide profit margins.

Microsoft confirmed last month it plans to open a new flagship store within London’s Oxford Circus, close to the Apple store on Regent Street. Heatherwick is also helping design Alphabet Inc.’s new Google campus in London. It’s another development at King’s Cross, an area transformed by Argent from an industrial wasteland into a trendy new commercial district.

Samsung’s planned London space will be a similar size to the Apple store on Regent Street.

The Coal Drops Yard mall, which will be about 100,000 square feet in total, is scheduled to open in October 2018.

Now read: Samsung bringing Linux to Galaxy smartphones[1]

References

  1. ^ Samsung bringing Linux to Galaxy smartphones (mybroadband.co.za)

Samsung to build massive new showroom in London

Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to a deal to open a new space in London’s King’s Cross district which will serve as a showcase for its products and technology, two people with knowledge of the plan said. The technology giant is finalizing details to lease the 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meter) top floor of the under construction Coal Drops Yard mall, which has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plan is private. The space, under the kissing curved roof of the former Victorian coal store, will be similar to Samsung’s 837 site in New York’s Meatpacking district, which the company describes as “not a store, but a new kind of place filled with ideas, experiences and Samsung’s cutting edge devices”, according to its website.

A spokeswoman for Argent Property Development Services LLP, which is developing the mall on behalf of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, declined to comment. A spokesman for Samsung said the company does not comment on rumor or speculation. Technology giants including Microsoft Corp. and Samsung have been opening luxurious new show rooms around the world, following in the footsteps of Apple Inc., which has used a network of sleek stores to help position itself as a luxury technology brand that commands wide profit margins.

Microsoft confirmed last month it plans to open a new flagship store within London’s Oxford Circus, close to the Apple store on Regent Street. Heatherwick is also helping design Alphabet Inc.’s new Google campus in London. It’s another development at King’s Cross, an area transformed by Argent from an industrial wasteland into a trendy new commercial district.

Samsung’s planned London space will be a similar size to the Apple store on Regent Street.

The Coal Drops Yard mall, which will be about 100,000 square feet in total, is scheduled to open in October 2018.

Now read: Samsung bringing Linux to Galaxy smartphones[1]

References

  1. ^ Samsung bringing Linux to Galaxy smartphones (mybroadband.co.za)

MP launches broadband survey

Galloway MP Alister Jack has launched a broadband survey and asked constituents across Dumfries and Galloway to submit their views on how satisfied they are with their current broadband services.

Constituents can complete the survey by visiting Mr Jack’s website at www.alisterjack.co.uk or by sending their responses to Broadband Survey, Office of Alister Jack MP, 20 Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BY. Responses must be submitted by Friday, December 1. In addition to providing details of their current broadband speeds, respondents are asked to include their name, full address and email address with their submissions.

Mr Jack will present the survey responses to UK Digital Minister, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, and use them to back his call for greater investment in broadband infrastructure in Dumfries and Galloway. The MP hopes that as many people as possible from right across Dumfries and Galloway respond to the survey. Mr Jack said: “This is an opportunity to provide Matt Hancock with the evidence that our region needs better broadband.

“Broadband is one of the most common issues that I am contacted about and I have made it one of my top priorities to secure better broadband for Dumfries and Galloway. “Poor broadband speeds are a huge problem for businesses, particularly small businesses, in this part of the country and if the Scottish Government are serious about helping to grow our local economy, they should get on with securing a broadband contract for the ?20.99 million allocated to them by the UK Government in 2014. When it finally does, Scotland will be the last area in the UK to do so and it simply is not good enough.

“I have already met with Matt Hancock twice to discuss this problem and there is a real willingness from his side to help.

I want to provide him with as much evidence as possible to back up my case and that is why I hope people take the opportunity to complete my survey.”