600 new homes in Glasgow to receive hyperfast broadband connectivity from Energy Assets Utilities (EAU).
Energy Assets Utilities (EAU) has been selected to bring hyperfast broadband connectivity to a new housing development in Glasgow.
The Dundashill project, conceived and managed by Scottish Canals and Igloo Regeneration, will transform a former distillery site into a 600-home development. Features of the new scheme include ultra-fast digital networks, renewable energy sources, energy-efficient street lighting. Plans are also in place for a ‘smart canal’ – a pioneering digital surface water drainage project led by Scottish Canals.
Ground preparation works are now underway at Dundashill, with funding support from City Deal, with house-building due to commence later this year with a view to the first residents moving into new homes in 2020.
The development area is a 15-acre former distillery site in the Port Dundas area of Glasgow, immediately to the north of the city centre and owned by Scottish Canals. The regeneration programme will contribute to the 3,000 new homes being built across North Glasgow over the next few years.
EAU is a specialist multi-utility network construction business and has been confirmed by Scottish Canals and Igloo as the installation partner for the Grain fibre-to-the-home network, bringing broadband speeds of up to 1000Mb to households.
The fibre-to-the-home agreement will ensure that hyperfast broadband is in place on the day that residents move into their new homes. Grain provides all new households with free 14-day access to the latest broadband technology, with customer follow-on take-up rates currently averaging 95%.