United Living buys telecoms infrastructure business

Housing contractor United Living has bought telecoms infrastructure business Great British Communications in a move to broaden its offer.

GBC is a specialist provider of acquisition, design, build, procurement, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair services to mobile network operators.

The £28m revenue business is a leading player in the roll out of 5G.

This latest acquisition significantly enhances the £450m revenue group’s ability to provide critical infrastructure services for its customers.

United Living chair and chief executive, Neil Armstrong, said: “Mobile and fixed line telecoms infrastructure is a key enabler of economic growth and social mobility in the UK and is attracting significant levels of investment.

“The roll out of 5G will transform society, with advances in smart cities, utility grids and autonomous vehicles, and more importantly, will support UK decarbonisation targets.

“GBC will complement our existing utility infrastructure services and provide us with a platform to further grow into the telecoms space.”

Marc Creasy, managing director at GBC, added: “Joining United Living is an exciting move for GBC and a natural next step in the evolution of the company.

“We look forward to the benefits that being part of a larger, like minded group will bring to our customers and our people. We share the same entrepreneurial spirt and belief, that delivery on our promises is paramount. The move will allow us to build upon our reputation for unrivalled attention to quality and customer service, as well as being part of a great place to work at United Living”

United Living will retain the GBC brand identity, with existing contracts and on-going service.