Each month we will focus on the ITP’s Corporate Associates – this month it’s Savills. The ITP’s latest Corporate Associate, Savills provides UK mobile phone operators with a full range of infrastructure support services from acquisition to E2E (End to End) management of radio base stations.
During the past three years, the UK mobile market has seen a vast increase in network upgrade/optimisation, and with this increased demand, Arqiva went to the market to increase their current build partners.
After a detailed tender process Savills Telecom was awarded a construction contract
which was to provide site acquisition, design and construction works on various Arqiva technical sites throughout the UK and Ireland in support of its Site Share Product within the UK mobile network infrastructure.
Initially Savills was given a batch of 15 sites across the Vodafone network. However, following successful completion the company has now completed around 80 sites for Arqiva within the past 12 months, ranging from British Telecom exchange rooftops and Greenfield new builds to existing tower upgrades and extensions. Each site has had an element of the following disciplines:
- Security Perimeter Fencing.
- Access Trackway.
- Concrete tower bases and plinth extensions.
- Erection of tower infrastructure.
- Construction of external concrete cable ducts.
- Installation of both internal & external cabinets.
- Installation of both AC and DC supplies.
- REC management.
- Earth bonding.
- Earth lightening protection systems.
The business provides internal site building mechanical and electrical fit out works, which include installation, test, inspection and certification of:
- AC main power supplies and lighting equipment.
- DC power supply equipment with UPS back up and battery stacks.
- LPG and Diesel generator supplies and connection points.
- Diverse clean and dirty earth bonding points and cabling.
- Environmental and Air cooling management systems.
The above works are part of our ongoing contract with Arqiva and Savills have further site builds planned in Q2 2017 and beyond. Find out more about the ITP’s Corporate Associates.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Mobile broadband operators are continuously improving their networks to provide additional 4G coverage but perhaps more importantly to meet government targets in providing end users with higher data speeds. As a result, Savills’ Telecoms services has expanded significantly to become a market leader with the ability to deliver fast track projects through a combination of the following: • A team of 125 installation engineers, acquisition agents and project managers. • Excellent project management systems. • Turn-key network managed services team. • Unrivalled access to the Savills network of clients in all sectors of property.. • A strong brand in the property sector that unlocks access for our telecom clients,