Estimated to be roughly 2,000 years old, London is one of the oldest major cities in the world — and as one of the world’s largest financial centers, it continues to grow.
Of course, population growth means that new buildings become a necessity, both for the people who will call London home and the businesses that will employ them. As the home to four World Heritage sites, it is naturally important that new structures reflect the city’s rich heritage and are equally desirable in and of themselves.
To that end, Costas Polycarpou, founder of Polyteck is among those leading the charge to ensure that the city’s future growth continues to build upon its legacy.
A primary area of emphasis for Polycarpou is regenerative development — the idea of redeveloping existing spaces and putting in new buildings that better meet the needs of the community.
“There isn’t much undeveloped space left in London,” Polycarpou notes, “and at the same time, there are many structures that are no longer suitable for their intended use. With regenerative development, we can work with local stakeholders to determine the right mix of housing and commercial spaces. A transparent approach with the community and holding ourselves accountable is vital for getting results that will ultimately benefit everyone involved.”
The lack of new space for development has led to dramatic changes in London in recent years — such as a proliferation of skyscrapers better suited to handle growing business needs. Of course, not every old building can be turned into a skyscraper. Careful community involvement becomes a necessity to ensure that the right structures are going into the right areas.
By taking the needs of the local community into account, such development efforts have a true regenerative effect that benefits all stakeholders.
Refurbishing Existing Properties
Creating desirable spaces doesn’t merely happen by replacing older structures. “We have many buildings in London that are absolutely amazing and full of history — but they don’t fully meet the needs of our modern world,” Polycarpou explains.
“Fortunately, it’s not an either/or proposition. We don’t have to tear down these gorgeous structures. Instead, we can restore their most defining features and refurbish them to account for updated electrical support, access control, HVAC, plumbing and more.”
Polycarpou notes that many buildings that fit these needs are still actively being used — an issue that isn’t all that surprising, considering London’s history. Many of the city’s homeowners don’t even know when their house was originally built, sometimes requiring a fair amount of research to find the answer.
Such structures — whether used for business or a personal residence — have likely already had their fair share of upgrades made in the past to account for then-new conveniences. Polyteck’s approach seeks to refurbish these spaces to make room for current tech improvements, while keeping intact the unique historical features that make them so desirable in the first place.
“Refurbishing and restoring a space offers a unique opportunity in the world of construction,” Polycarpou says. “The combination of modern amenities with historic ambiance is something you cannot achieve in many other places outside of London.”
Ongoing Maintenance and Monitoring
Of course, Polycarpou and Polyteck understand that it isn’t enough to construct new buildings. London has stood for generations, and the new buildings that aim to make the city more desirable today must be built to stand the test of time.
While ongoing maintenance is an obvious need for any structure, Polycarpou sees the biggest opportunity in remote monitoring. “With traditional facilities maintenance, you often wouldn’t discover a problem until things got out of hand. Remote monitoring solutions use smart sensors to carefully track any system — HVAC, plumbing and so on. This technology allows us to monitor everything from temperatures and refrigerant pressure to water leaks and energy consumption. Immediate alerts mean a faster response, and more efficient results.”
This is especially important when dealing with older structures, which are more likely to have energy efficiency problems and other maintenance issues.
Active monitoring through internet of things (IoT) devices allows maintenance teams to take on a more proactive role in replacing worn components before they fail completely. Refurbishments and routine maintenance alike can be scheduled based on the insights gained from monitoring to keep everything running smoothly.
Rather than needing to shut down a facility for days or even weeks at a time, this proactive approach ensures more consistent maintenance that decreases building down time while also keeping the structure in pristine condition.
A Bright Future for London
Overall, Polycarpou is optimistic about London’s future.
“The city continues to grow for good reason. We just need to make sure that the buildings that will be welcoming these people to London — regardless of whether they are commercial or residential — are sending the right message. Desirable and durable buildings are ultimately the foundation for a strong city that will continue to grow and flourish.”
While the city certainly poses its fair share of development challenges, it is clear that strong community input and innovative providers that embrace the latest technology will help new structures — and refurbished existing spaces — stand tall for many years to come.
Billionaire Space Baby (BSB) – About the Founders
Billionaire Space Baby (BSB) is the brainchild of Ace (aka @wiremecrypto) and Nick (aka @internetwires), serial entrepreneurs with an eye for trends and strong believers in financial independence. Both Ace and Nick saw an opportunity in NFTs, crypto, and the wide-open digital world that will become the Metaverse. In response, the pair hit the ground running with Billionaire Space Baby and haven’t looked back.
The Billionaire Space Baby brand and all it entails is their way to capitalize on an emerging market while also sharing their skills, insights, and connections with Billionaire Space Baby Space Cadets and a community of like-minded, hungry entrepreneurs.
Their combined passion for entrepreneurship—making something out of nothing and paving your own way—and a strong desire to mentor other young entrepreneurs is what drove the Billionaire Space Baby founders to create the Billionaire Space Baby NFT project.
More than just another cookie-cutter NFT project, Billionaire Space Baby is positioned to be a leading platform, community, and springboard for Space Cadets to learn and grow in an evolving digital, decentralized marketplace.
Both Billionaire Space Baby founders are excited to share the Billionaire Space Baby mindset with entrepreneurs who are looking to make their dreams come true but just need a little extra help along the way.
That’s who Ace and Nick are—two visionaries that love the idea of helping others achieve their goals of financial independence and want to create, curate, and grow the world’s finest NFT community.
Entrepreneurs at a Young Age
Both Ace and Nick grew up knowing they wanted more out of life than a 9-5 job. Growing up in a culture that thrived around the entrepreneurial spirit, the Billionaire Space Baby founders knew from a young age that financial independence and security early in life was not only a priority but a path to bigger and better things down the road.
Ace started learning how a business was run and how to be independent as early as 12 years old while working with his father in a photography/cinematography business. Even then, he hated the idea of wasting time on things that weren’t going to position him to succeed. Looking back, he remembers sacrificing a lot of typical childhood experiences, intentionally, to learn and grow as an aspiring young business owner.
Nick also started young, jumping into the ecommerce world at the age of 14 with his own ecommerce business. He recognized a drive within himself and a desire to invest his time and efforts into something that he could wake up happy to be doing. For Nick, his time was valuable, and he couldn’t imagine toiling away at a 9-5 job doing the same tasks day in and day out.
“Growing up,” Nick says, “I wanted to make something out of myself.”
Both Ace and Nick found their passion for success by their own hands young in life, and neither would trade their time spent learning the ropes and traversing the business world for a typical day job.
“It’s all about what you’re trying to achieve,” offers Ace. Ace and Nick want to achieve greatness.
Entering the Crypto Space
Nick and Ace consider one another as their right hand man in all things business. Their paths crossed years ago, and they’ve since worked on various projects and in various spaces to find and focus on continued success.
Throughout their time together, the mantra has always been achieving their goals and realizing their vision, and that mantra is paying off.
“We operate very much the same and have high intentions when working on a big project,” says Nick of their partnership. He realizes that working together, and working hard towards a shared goal, is what makes the pair click. “The more work you put [into] any project, the better the result of the outcome.”
And that’s why Ace and Nick feel confident Billionaire Space Baby will succeed in the NFT and crypto space. Both Billionaire Space Baby founders entered the crypto and NFT world years before Billionaire Space Baby became a reality, and both learned the ropes quickly and with intention.
Both the blockchain technology that forms the foundation for NFTs and the potential of bringing a high-quality concept to a digital marketplace ripe with potential were instant attractions.
“A decentralized way to make money? I’m in,” reflects Ace when he thinks back to when he discovered cryptocurrency and its potential.
“NFT’s and crypto work [well] together,” adds Nick. “I see crypto being [an] even larger currency than it is today. It will be very valuable to have money in crypto [and] to see it grow.”
The Billionaire Space Baby Concept
Billionaire Space Baby is a lifestyle as much as it is an NFT project to the Billionaire Space Baby founders. Billionaire Space Baby is a way for them to leverage their entrepreneurial experience to cultivate a community for hungry, like-minded individuals that share their goals and aspirations.
“Everyone has a dream, but not a lot of people out there will start shooting for their dreams,” shares Ace. “Maybe they don’t even believe in it. They just have a dream.”
Which is why Ace is so passionate about sharing his expertise and industry connections with Billionaire Space Baby Space Cadets—to make those dreams come true. In his mind, seeing dreams become realities is as much a part of the entrepreneurial lifestyle as the financial security that it brings.
“A lot of people have great mindsets and business ideas they can go and [create],” echoes Nick. “That’s when money becomes an issue.”
Neither Nick nor Ace like the idea of money standing in the way of someone’s dreams. So, it’s been their goal for years to create a space where passionate young entrepreneur hopefuls can learn, grow, and thrive without letting money (or the lack of it) stop their progress.
That’s where Billionaire Space Baby comes into the picture. The concept for the NFT project—a release of 7,777 high-quality unique 3D artworks—is that each piece acts like a ticket onto the Billionaire Space Baby rocket ship. You buy the ticket to take the ride, then you’re part of the Billionaire Space Baby club as it blasts off into uncharted territory in search of success in all shapes and forms.
Because Billionaire Space Baby is more than just an NFT project. Billionaire Space Baby is a mindset. Billionaire Space Baby is a way of life. It’s a way to secure connections with industry leaders, rub shoulders with industry experts, and share aspirations with industry makers.
Billionaire Space Baby aims to change the way NFT holders look at making money and becoming financially independent.
Join the Billionaire Space Baby Founders to Realize Your Dreams
“For every different type of role in an NFT project, everybody needs to be on their A-game,” says Ace when thinking about the world-class team of artists, marketers, and developers he and Nick have brought together for Billionaire Space Baby. “Everything has to come together and align perfectly.”
For both Nick and Ace, things are aligning perfectly. The launch of the Billionaire Space Baby NFT collection is just the tip of an ever-expanding iceberg, and the Billionaire Space Baby founders are thrilled to find eager, energetic Space Cadets that want to see their dreams become realities.
“I forget about the prize and focus on creating something that people love,” says Nick. “Having an expression of ‘wow’ when they see a project that my team and I have created,” is what makes the juice worth the squeeze for him.
Ready to blast off with Ace and Nick as Billionaire Space Baby changes the NFT and crypto space? Not quite convinced? Read the Billionaire Space Baby white paper to understand why Billionaire Space Baby stands apart from every other NFT project out there.
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