Optical Network Upgrade

KITSON Architecture were appointed in 2013 to assist with the roll out of the works associated with the upgrade and expansion of the Vodafone Core Optical Network programme with 10 sites located across the United Kingdom from Inverness to Essex.

The works included initial site surveys of the existing units, production of layout schemes then development to tender stage for a Design and Build contract.

These sites form a key element of Vodafone’s telecommunications network, with facilities needing to be upgraded quickly in key locations. With the specialist nature of these sites, obtaining planning permission required careful consideration of planning policy and a robust dialogue with planning officers.