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Surbiton Tolworth Tower – Telecoms Dishes

Client: Arqiva
Project length: 3 Months
Project value: £119,000
Completion date: July 2019
HF divisions involved: Comms

Brief project description:  Relocation of all operators equipment to a temporary location was required to allow developers to start demolition works in readiness for redevelopment to luxury apartments.

We provided mobile telecoms dishes, antenna’s and cabinet relocation to new temporary location. Install of new electrical supply to temporary location.


Project Challenges: Due to the number of different parties involved in this project (Arqiva, landlord, developers construction company and 10 different operators), there were many challenges. Regular communication with all parties and amending timescales and scopes to suit all ensured everyone was kept up to date and agreements were made. Adhering to the 10 different operators differing scopes and timescales for outages was a great success with all going smoothly meaning no loss of networks. In amongst this was a large amount of decommissioning works carried out by HF to clear areas needed both by the developers for their works and by ourselves for relocation of operators kit. Communication and liaising with developers was key to the success of all this work. All this work brought about a very successfully completed project and within the timescales set, despite delays due to operators scope changes and over a month’s delay due to Peregrine Falcons nesting.


“I want to conclude by offering my earnest thanks and appreciation to the whole of the HF team, on and off site. All of the team is most well-motivated, professional and hard working. They have anticipated requirements and acted in advance to avoid any issues and delays. They have contributed valuable ideas to better the designs and plans, without deviating too far from either. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to work with all of them.”
Mike Noel, Arqiva’s Design Manager

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