Met Office’s £1.2 Billion Supercomputer Project

Hogan Lovells advised on the project for the new £1.2bn Met Office supercomputer.

The new supercomputer is designed to help improve forecasting of the Earth’s atmosphere, making it more accurate, timely and localised. The project will involve a new, innovative approach to sourcing supercomputer capability and will seek to increase the processing capacity for the Met Office sixfold, maintaining its position as a world leading provider of meteorological services for the next decade and delivering significant social value. This ambitious project comes amidst a busy time for the UK government, and ahead of the COP26 Summit which is due to be hosted in Edinburgh later this year.

The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office, is the United Kingdom’s national weather service.

The Hogan Lovells team is led by partner Jeremy Brittenden (Picture) and supported by partners Ciara Kennedy-Loest and Adrian Walker, senior associate Philip Hassett, and associates Lauren Bruce, Malcom Parry, Emily Davis, Myrto Tagara and Joe Beautridge.

Involved fees earner: Joe Beautridge – Hogan Lovells; Jeremy Brittenden – Hogan Lovells; Lauren Bruce – Hogan Lovells; Emily Davis – Hogan Lovells; Philip Hassett – Hogan Lovells; Ciara Kennedy-Loest – Hogan Lovells; Malcom Parry – Hogan Lovells; Myrto Tagara – Hogan Lovells; Adrian Walker – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Met Office;