Clancy Docwra will deliver a fibre broadband rollout to thousands of homes across Surrey – its first major win in the sector.
by Rory Butler / January 24, 2023
The civils specialist has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract with Gigaclear to deliver a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network upgrade to 7,000 properties.
Clancy will manage installation to homes from Gigaclear’s telecoms exchange.
It will seek to utilise existing duct networks where possible to accelerate the works. Some targeted excavation will be necessary.
As high-speed internet is increasingly seen as a critical utility, providers like Gigaclear aim to connect 80% of the UK to the fibre network by 2026, in line with UK Government ambitions.
Clancy Academy, Clancy’s in-house skills platform, trains technicians as the business expands its work in telecoms – particularly expertise in no-dig technology to boost productivity.
The family-owned firm has further plans to form a specialised training centre in Dartford.
“Clancy’s more than 60 years of expertise in utilities and civils, together with our direct employment and training model, mean we’re well placed to support the large-scale expansion of fibre across the UK,” said Ronan Clancy, executive director at Clancy.
“Connectivity has a significant role to play in reducing regional inequalities, delivering value for our growing families at home and at work. As demand for broadband capacity – now considered a vital utility – continues to grow, we’re exploring new opportunities to support this fast-growing market, alongside our work in water and energy.”
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