Civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has been awarded a city-wide build contract by CityFibre worth £117m for its full fibre rollout in its home city of Nottingham.
The project is the latest location where construction is underway as part of CityFibre’s up-to £4bn gigabit city investment programme, targeting full fibre rollout to up to eight million premises across more than 60 towns and cities across the UK.
Construction work on Nottingham’s next-generation full fibre network has already started and is due to last for up to six years - bringing almost all residents, businesses and public sector sites in the city within reach of the future-proof network and gigabit-speed broadband services.
Throughout the project with CityFibre, McCann will utilise modern build techniques to deploy the network quickly, safely and efficiently across the city while working closely with CityFibre, Nottingham City Council and the wider community to ensure that a fast and successful roll-out is achieved with minimum disruption to residents.
Commenting on the award of the project to McCann, CityFibre’s city manager for Nottingham, Dominika Walker, said, “Our Gigabit City Investment Programme represents £4bn in investment and our strategy is to work with and to reward successful contractors with long term, regionally based work, enabling them to grow alongside us. CityFibre offers a real, sustainable and compelling alternative for the construction supply chain in telecoms and we look forward to working with IQA Elecnor for years to come.”
Speaking about this latest contract win, John McCann, managing director at McCann said, “CityFibre’s commitment to delivering the latest in full fibre technology to the city of Nottingham is both commendable and exciting. The scheme, along with similar projects across the UK, will transform large areas - gearing them up for the future of connectivity in order to attract businesses, visitors and improve the lives of residents.”
“This is a landmark project for our team to be involved with. We are delighted to be on board and look forward to commencing work in order to turn vision into reality and ensure a very bright future for the city of Nottingham.”