A trio of construction contracts worth £167 million have been awarded to invest in digital infrastructure across the Midlands.
Digital infrastructure platform CityFibre has appointed three companies to carry out the schemes in Solihull, Worcester and Nottingham which will see around 420 jobs created in the region.
Birmingham-based Callan Connect, UK group Kier and Nottingham outfit Group and J. McCann & Co will deliver the full fibre rollouts across the three locations respectively.
They are part of a wider award of contracts worth £1.5 billion to carry out full fibre rollouts across 27 towns and cities serving around three million premises.
The three-year programme is expected to create around 10,000 jobs in its entirety.
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These latest awards in the Midlands add to the £224 million worth of work CityFibre has previously committed to in places such as Coventry, Leicester, Derby and Northampton.
CityFibre’s chief executive Greg Mesch said: “We are delighted to be expanding our existing builds in the Midlands by adding these new locations with an investment of up to £167 million.
“By awarding these full fibre network construction contracts in these areas, we can ensure we have the construction resources we need to get the job done, bringing world-class digital infrastructure a step closer to millions in the Midlands and across the UK.
“Each contract represents hundreds of jobs and upskilling opportunities for local people, building the networks Britain needs to survive and to thrive in a digital age.”