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Swindon and Slough CityFibre

Swindon and Slough

VolkerTelecoms is working on full fibre rollout contracts with CityFibre in Swindon and Slough.

The works will see VolkerTelecoms construct full fibre networks for high speed broadband, to reach almost every home and business in Swindon and Slough. This contract follows VolkerTelecoms' fibre rollout contract with CityFibre in Ipswich, which began in February 2020.

VolkerTelecoms’ growing contracts with CityFibre shows our ability to effectively provide a first class and future-proofed network, that satisfies our clients’, and their customer’s, digital and smart city requirements.

  • Reaching homes and businesses across Swindon and Slough
  • Employment of over 100 people over three years
  • Excavating 430,000m of new trenches in Swindon
  • Excavating 262,000m of new trenches in Slough
  • Install ducting
  • Blowing, splicing and testing fibre optic cables
  • Reusing existing underground infrastructure
  • Making use of overhead telecommunications infrastructure
  • Quick and efficient delivery
  • Reduced disruption to local residents

"We believe they [VolkerTelecoms] are capable of being a model build partner, consistently delivering a high standard of work, and at the pace we require. Forging long term partnerships with successful, nimble contractors that are able to scale alongside us while being prepared to work closely with the local communities we serve is a key aim for us. VolkerTelecoms is a great example of this and we look forward to working with them for years to come."

James Thomas, Director of Supply Chain at CityFibre

Facts and figures

  • Client
  • Duration
    2020 – 2023
  • Value
    £56 million
  • Project categories

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