Working together to create and deliver digital infrastructure in the UK.
Many communities, both rural and urban, are suffering from inequality in access to state-of-the-art, or even adequate, digital infrastructure that enables both commercial and social opportunity and inclusion. Only when we have ubiquitous access to affordable, advanced, gigabit capable infrastructure will we be able to realise the economic and social benefits that the digital economy can offer.
Investment in digital infrastructure has a hugely positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities, the environment and the economy. Advancements in the delivery of public services, including health and social care, depend on the availability of gigabit capable broadband whilst investment in digital infrastructure provides the opportunities for new skilled jobs and training.
Availability and take-up of faster broadband speeds is expected to add about £17 billion to the UK’s annual Gross Value Added (GVA) by 2024 . Public sector intervention in delivering broadband has had a significant impact on the local economies of the areas benefiting - subsidised superfast coverage is estimated to have led to the creation or retention of 49,000 additional jobs and £2.1bn of overall turnover growth
Better connectivity is a transformational enabler that will directly contribute to enhancing education, skills and employability; accelerating innovation; and, building the best economic infrastructure to support growth and competitiveness in our local economies.
Our digital infrastructure advisory team in partnership with The Project Advisory Group help clients to create and deliver digital infrastructure projects by providing comprehensive advisory and transactional solutions.
Working together, we provide commercial, technical, financial, procurement and legal services that wrap every element of the project life-cycle from strategy creation through to the end of the contract term and beyond.
Working as one team, service delivery is seamless, and our clients have a single manageable point of contact. We focus on value creation – optimising commercial arrangements and delivering value for money.
- Review of ongoing and legacy publicly funded broadband projects
- Contracts advice
- Strategy development for investment in fibre, 5G mobile, wireless and IoT
- Identifying and applying for funding
- Technical appraisal, design and development
- Procurement and project delivery
- Preparing for the DCMS £5bn investment to Full Fibre and 5G