DD1163 Network Utilities - Stage 1

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1163
Date signed: 
04 April 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

London’s utility companies work on assets with age ranges from Victorian to brand new, all squeezed into a dense urban environment. Data sharing is slow and is often repeated for new works programmes. Building a complete view of infrastructure assets in cities could transform delivery of new and renewal of existing assets.

Using £3m funding secured from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Smart Cities Programme, permission is sought to commission consultants to advise on how a co-ordinated system of utility mapping could be implemented across London. This would include reviewing and summarising existing smart utility mapping projects across London. It will also identify key stakeholders, build a contacts database and establish an industry supported data sharing process for collating, verifying, uploading data to a shared database and any subsequent utilities data update.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice