Skanska expands its network skills

Press release 09/05/2002 00:00 CET

In a move to expand its skills base, Skanska Networks and Skanska Technology have opened a new office in Cambridge to provide turnkey acquisition, design and construction services, initially for mobile communication networks and expanding to include the utilities industry.

The new office will be headed up by Robert Lambert and will include specialists in land acquisition, town & country planning, compensation and network & utilities design who have recently joined Skanska from elsewhere within the telecoms industry. The team brings together under one roof all the skills needed to set up and commission telecommunication and utilities industry infrastructure. This includes identifying and acquiring suitable land, developing planning solutions and designing and constructing the networks infrastructure.

Bob Midgley, managing director of Skanska Networks said: "This joint initiative illustrates the benefits of integrating in-house complimentary resources to strengthen our niche marketing capabilities. By combining our network construction skills with our design know-how we can offer a fully integrated approach to the telecoms and utilities market".

Skanska Networks is an established telecommunications and utilities contractor that entered the telecoms market ten years ago. It has grown rapidly, developing and expanding its resources and skills on the strength of its work for major industry names such as O2, Orange and Crown Castle.

In November last year it acquired the Leeds based telecommunications contractor MGT and earlier this year opened a new head office in Leeds where it has now centralised the management of the enlarged fixed and wireless networks business.