Utilities infrastructure provider GTC has signed a deal for the provision of gas, electricity and fibre networks to a Bovis Homes development in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Stanton Cross is a £900m development of 3,650 homes and 144,000 m2 of commercial space. GTC will make the electricity connection from the primary substation which is expected to serve all the planned homes and commercial properties.
To provide for potential further homes should they go ahead, GTC will also install a second duct to allow for the installation of a new, GTC-owned, primary substation on site.
Every home will have fibre optic cabling, with unlimited download and upload speeds, and will not need a satellite dish or television aerial. GTC will install a fibre integrated reception system (FIRS), which means that satellite and digital television can be received via a community dish and aerial, with the television signal transmitted by the fibre-to-the-home network
Bovis Homes Group land director John Lougher said: “Technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives, especially in our homes and businesses where high-speed fibre and a super-fast Internet connection is in such demand. We are delighted that future businesses and residents of Stanton Cross will benefit from this very latest technology by GTC.”
This article was published on 12 Jul 2016 (last updated on 12 Jul 2016).