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City of London digital infrastructure toolkit

Standardised wayleave

*The standardised wayleave has now been revised to reflect the new Electronic Communications Code 2017*

The Standardised Wayleave Toolkit will improve connectivity for business and speed up the installation of broadband. All Parties will benefit from lower costs and more efficient ways of working.

The Toolkit gives broadband providers, SMEs, landlords and developers the documentation they need to deliver digital infrastructure in a fast and effective way. (​This document relates to individual tenant fixed line and wireless (not mobile) telecommunication service connections and does not extend to cover public network infrastructure apparatus.)

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Plesae note this document is a standard template, it can be adapted as agreed between parties.

To request a wayleave for a City of London building, please email both Corporate Property and Investment Properties.

Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness:

"The City Corporation's work on improving broadband connectivity has been widely applauded for delivering the faster connection times that businesses need. I am delighted that Government and industry have lent their support to this project. The launch of this updated Wayleave ensures that property owners, telecoms providers and developers can continue to work together to ensure the best broadband infrastructure is provided as swiftly and simply as possible."

James Kavanagh, Director Land Group, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors:

"The standardization of urban wayleaves are critically important to telecommunications connectivity and high technology use within the built environment. Commercial real estate needs to operate and connect to global telecommunication systems and a modern standardised 'wayleave' agreement is an enormous step towards easing the development process and providing high speed services to owners and occupiers".

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business:

"Sadiq was elected on a pledge to treat digital infrastructure with the same priority as other key public utilities and this agreement will reduce the time, uncertainty and cost of installing broadband fibre for numerous businesses, helping them to flourish and deliver growth across the city."

Warren Gordon, Senior Professional Support Lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and Secretary of the City of London Law Society Land Law Committee:

"The Land Law Committee of the City of London Law Society welcomes the launch of the revised Digital Infrastructure Wayleave Agreement for the new Electronic Communications Code. A sub-group from the Committee had the honour of working with the City of London to update the wayleave, having sought the feedback of operators, property owners and other interested parties. We hope that this new industry standard document for fixed line apparatus will improve the efficiency of the process of agreeing documentation and thereby speed up the installation."

Matthew Evans, CEO of the Broadband Stakeholder Group:

"Securing agreement on a standardised wayleave is a big step forward for the telecoms and property industries – and most importantly for companies operating in London. High quality, reliable connectivity has been shown to drive productivity growth in all sectors of the economy. Without these connections, moving businesses critical applications to the cloud, home working and teleconferencing are often impossible for firms to do with confidence".

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