Sci-Tech Daresbury has become the first location in the Liverpool City Region to install LCR Connect full fibre, doubling capacity and future-proofing connectivity for more than 150 world-leading science and technology businesses based on the campus.
Launched last year by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, LCR Connect is a 212km full fibre, gigabit-capable network spanning the six local authority areas of the Liverpool City Region. It is a £30m Joint Venture 50% owned by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, in partnership with full fibre provider, ITS Technology Group and construction partner NGE, who are managing the build and roll-out of this transformational digital network.
Resilient, scalable high-capacity services
Sci-Tech Daresbury is a science and technology location incorporating the world-class research and development assets of the STFC Daresbury Laboratory and the AI and supercomputing capacity of the Hartree Centre.
It is a key element to achieving Mayor Rotheram’s ambition to invest 5% of regional GVA on Research and Development (R&D) by 2030 – nearly double the government’s national target.
The campus identified that resilient, scalable high-capacity services are vital to underpinning its world-class facilities and supporting the growing demands of the businesses that are located on the site.
By connecting to LCR Connect’s scalable infrastructure, Sci-Tech Daresbury has not only immediately doubled its connectivity bandwidth for existing tenants, but it now has the inbuilt flexibility to upgrade its resilient, multi-gigabit connections at very short notice, delivering a solution that will support growth as the campus continues to develop.