Manchester CityVerve

Spica is one of 10 SME’s in the winning consortium for a £10m Internet of Things Smart Cities Demonstrator, for Manchester CityVerve.

Our challenge?
To quickly and easily retrofit sensor capabilities into ‘legacy’ buildings, by means of ‘non-destructive’ installations, and make that data available to other enterprise systems in order to produce building management and optimisation on a par with that in modern buildings.

Our approach
Spica has been tasked specifically with working on the “IOT Energy and Environment Management in Public & Commercial Buildings” project. Due to poor energy efficiency and lack of modern BMS capabilities, these buildings provide the biggest opportunity to improve efficiency through better awareness and pro-active behaviour.

Spica’s Devicepoint® for Healthy Water is an example of a simple, retrofit IOT offering, providing real-time water system monitoring solution for Legionella control. It replaces traditional manual techniques with connected devices, taking real-time data readings on pipe temperature which feed into the Devicepoint® dashboard for easy remote access.

This innovative and first-of-a-kind IOT solution offers huge cost savings, better accuracy to exceed regulatory requirements and a proactive approach to tackling this widespread health risk.

Our Results

Environmental improvements
Economic opportunities
More efficient and effective delivery of services (transport, healthcare and energy)
Transforming city services around the needs of people and providing a blueprint for other cities in the UK and beyond

“We are hugely proud and excited about being part of the winning consortium; not just from a funding perspective, but also as it opens up the opportunity for us to involve key local partners and clients in delivering a high-profile IOT project in the North West.”
Tim Streather, Spica Sales and Marketing Director