ITS Technology and NGE’s £30 Million Project In Liverpool

Hill Dickinson acted for ITS Technology and NGE consortium.

Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the construction of 212 km ultra-fast full fibre network with the potential to transform connectivity for business in the Liverpool City Region. The Core Network will run in 40Gbs routes, creating world-class connectivity.

The £30 million project aims to make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the UK and ultimately lead to a £1 billion boost to the local economy.

International infrastructure construction company NGE SAS and Chester-based telecommunications group ITS Technology, working in partnership with LCRCA (Liverpool City Region Combined Authority), have been selected for the Liverpool Backhaul project, a high-speed fibre infrastructure project that will connect all six local authority areas in the Liverpool Region, by delivering gigabit internet connectivity to a diverse range of key economic activities. 

Tracey Sheehan (partner and head of Hill Dickinson’s International Telecommunications team, led the firm’s interdisciplinary project legal team on advising the NGE/ITS Technology consortium. 

She was supported by senior associate Elan Iorwerth (Corporate), legal director Deepak Purushothaman (Banking and Finance), partners Matt Noon (Picture – Corporate), Alan Pugh (Construction) and David Oram (Construction), Head of Commercial TMT and IP, Mark Fitzgibbon (Procurement) and Joanne Green (Project team PA).

Involved fees earner: Mark Fitzgibbon – Hill Dickinson; Elan Iorwerth – Hill Dickinson; Matt Noon – Hill Dickinson; David Oram – Hill Dickinson; Alan Pugh – Hill Dickinson; Deepak Purushothaman – Hill Dickinson; Tracey Sheehan – Hill Dickinson;

Law Firms: Hill Dickinson;

Clients: ITS Technology;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler