MJ Quinn awarded new work from Openreach to support the UK’s biggest ultrafast broadband build

North West and Wales

MJ Quinn has been awarded a lucrative contract by Openreach to support a massive £12 billion project that’s bringing ultrafast, ultrareliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband to millions of homes and businesses throughout the UK.

The company will build new infrastructure in Ellesmere Port, Hooton and Helsby in Cheshire; Monmouthshire and Newport in South East Wales; Prescot in Merseyside; South Ribble in Lancashire; and Tameside in Greater Manchester.

There will also be additional build in previously announced locations including Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, Wales; Liverpool & Wirral; and Stockport.

MJ Quinn will play a crucial role in building the new network to thousands of premises in these locations, with detailed planning activity already under way and construction due to start during the next 18 months. 

The contract award follows a competitive tender process and will see MJ Quinn supporting Openreach’s ambition to build ‘Full Fibre’ infrastructure to 20 million premises throughout the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s – delivering significant economic, social and environmental benefits for urban communities.

Openreach’s Full Fibre network is already available to more than three million homes and businesses across the UK and MJ Quinn is one of nine partners to win contracts which will see that extended to at least a further two million premises. As part of the contract, MJ Quinn will be responsible for construction tasks such as: surveying, building, testing and supporting Openreach to commission the network so that customers can place orders.

“It is a fantastic accolade for MJ Quinn to be playing such a vital part in building fibre networks for the future across the whole country. Most recently we have witnessed the vital importance of having access to reliable and robust networks.

Combining our current works with our Falcon contract award the network MJ Quinn are helping to build will support generations of people in gaining access to technologies which will enhance their professional and personal lives, leaving a legacy for many, many years to come.

I am looking forward to working with the team and delivering the excellent results Openreach have come to expect from our exceptional team at MJ Quinn”.  

Alan O’Prey, Managing Director at MJ Quinn

Great connectivity is more important than ever, whether it’s to support home working, to keep in touch with family and friends, or to access digital services like health and education. Full Fibre broadband enables this in spades, and we’re ramping up our own efforts to build our new network to as many homes and businesses across the UK as we can.

This is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK today, and if we’re going to deliver the enormous social, environmental and economic benefits that Full Fibre can bring, it’s important we can build the new network efficiently, safely and without compromising on quality.

We’re delighted to be partnering with MJ Quinn because they’ll be pivotal in helping us achieve those aims for our customers and for the UK as a whole.” 

Kevin Murphy, MD for Fibre and Network Delivery at Openreach

MJ Quinn is already recruiting people to help deliver this project. Interested candidates should visit www.mjquinn.co.uk/careers for more info.