Broadband builder sets up in Pacific House to bring £26M “digital revolution” to Eastbourne

Posted on May 18, 2021

Internet network builder CityFibre has opened a base in Eastbourne, taking a large office on the top floor of Pacific House.

The company’s new office will support its £26 million ‘Gigabit Eastbourne’ project to bring 1,000 Mbps digital connections to residents and business across the town.

The Eastbourne full fibre network is designed to boost local business productivity, deliver millions in economic benefits for the town and provide a platform for a new generation of ‘smart city’ applications and the roll-out of 5G mobile services.

The project is an important part of CityFibre’s broader programme to expand its full fibre network to meet post-pandemic demand nationwide, connecting 8 million homes and businesses through a £4 billion investment programme. Full fibre broadband is currently available to fewer than 16% of premises in the UK and offers a far faster and more reliable service.

The company wanted to be close to the network it is building in Eastbourne, so it evaluated a range of premises in the area for its 8-strong Eastbourne team (some members pictured here).

 

Will Lucas, City Build Manager (3rd from left in the photo), explains:

“We’re sparking a digital revolution by bringing gigabit-speed internet to families and businesses across Eastbourne. In doing this, we wanted to be an integral part of the community, so it was essential we found local offices of the right quality with scope to expand.

“Pacific House gives us exactly that. It puts our Eastbourne team close to the action so they can keep local people fully informed of our works and aware of what our full fibre network will bring. We’re so pleased with our new premises, and our team are looking forward to getting in as lockdown restrictions ease to enjoy all the available amenities.”

People can find out more about CityFibre’s network roll-out and register their interest in gigabit broadband at cityfibre.com/residential or by calling 0800 083 6160.

Anyone interested in offices in Pacific House or sites on the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park should contact one of Sea Change’s agents: