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City of London digital infrastructure toolkit

Standardised wayleave

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.)

Download the Digital Infrastructure Toolkit

Should you need to request a wayleave for a City of London building, please send an email to both addresses:
corporateproperty@cityoflondon.gov.uk / investmentproperties@cityoflondon.gov.uk 

Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, Mark Boleat:

"Broadband is the lifeblood for successful firms so it is essential they have access to high-speed internet when they move in. Any efforts which reduce the time and cost in getting superfast broadband in the capital are a welcome step. It has been great to see so many interested parties pulling in the same direction to get this legal template agreed."

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, Head of Real Estate Know How at Olswang LLP and Secretary of City of London Law Society Land Law Committee:

"The Land Law Committee of the City of London Law Society welcomes the launch of the Digital Infrastructure Wayleave Agreement. It was an honour for the Committee to be part of the process working together with operators, property owners and other interested parties to create an industry standard document for fixed line installations".

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".

Read the full press release

Contact us

Philip Saunders
philip.saunders@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Steven Bage
steven.bage@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Published:
02 October 2015
Last Modified:
20 January 2017

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