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A NETWORK FOR HULL - FROM CONCEPT TO DETAILED DESIGN

CLIENT

Cityfibre

CHALLENGE

• To enable the construction of an 85km duct and fibre optic cable system in Hull by taking it from concept to detailed design
• The client had developed a modern fibre system that could manage the modern wideband electronic requirements
• Potential customer demand was predicted using the extremely accurate Q-GIS postcode system from Ordnance Survey (OS) that provides business and residential property numbers in a densely populated city environment

SOLUTION

• To provide three interconnected fibre rings around the city
• The initial phase was to provide a provisional duct route on OS tiles to connect a number of previously arranged buildings that were to house the main hub sites
• The second phase was a walk-through site survey to prove the initial desktop route drawing. At the same time, the fibre, city-wide design was completed in-house. Building surveys for the 40 hub sites were completed during this period
• On completion of both phases an in-house team was responsible for designing both the duct and fibre system to ensure compatibility

RESULTS AND BENEFITS

• Detailed surveying and feasibility drove improvements in design throughout the process with Source’s experts delivering efficient designs that allowed savings through the construction phase
• A communications network designed from concept through to detailed design including fibre and civil elements
• The complete design was uploaded to the client using its Q-GIS system

SOME NUMBERS

78000

Metres total route design

156000

Linear metres of ducts

351

Jointing chambers

37

 Building & site hubs surveyed

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