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Monday 13 September 2021

1Spatial to improve how data about land is used in the UK

1SpatialGeospatial software provider and data integrator 1Spatial, has won a £6m multi-year contract to support the UK Government’s Geospatial Commission deliver its National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) project, alongside engineering consultant Atkins.

This represents a great win for 1Spatial which is benefiting from increased Government efforts to identify and integrate assets for things like Utilities, ‘Blue Light’, Transport and Infrastructure (see - 1Spatial benefits as Government gets its assets in order). The need for Government, Utility and Transport providers to be much clearer on where their assets are and how they interact with other infrastructure is also becoming much more important as sustainability goals become more important.

NUAR is a new digital map which is designed to make construction and development across the country more efficient. Unforeseen ground conditions are a major obstacle to construction and housing projects, especially on previously developed land. The Government estimates that over 4m holes are dug in the UK each year, many in the wrong place causing accidental utility damage of around £2.4bn. 

The Geospatial Commission has appointed Atkins to deliver the Build Phase of NUAR starting with a minimal viable product for the Northeast, Wales, and London, before rolling it out to the remaining regions. 1Spatial will provide a data transformation and ingestion platform allowing hundreds of different asset owners to plug their underground data into the model. The overall NUAR project is for a three-year period, with an initial commitment of 7 months, followed by two option periods over a further 30 months. The initial commitment is worth £0.5m to 1Spatial but it is expected that there will be further revenue of some £6m over the remainder of the contract.

Posted by: Marc Hardwick at 08:29

Tags: contract   construction   geospatial  

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