Case Study:

The Premier League – London

ACCL has designed and installed major infrastructure technology into the Premier League’s new London headquarters. This now provides structured connectivity and is making a significant difference to the IT infrastructure throughout the organisation.


Location: London

Upgrading and expanding IT infrastructure


Premier League’s major IT infrastructure upgrade began in December 2007, after the organisation vacated its existing building to move into a new space in Gloucester Place, London. This move provided the organisation with the opportunity to revise its network strategy and put a solution in place that would grow not only with its business but also with the demands of its IT applications


Cabling solution


ACCL has provided a host of cabling installations for the Premier League, over the course of some eight years, so when the relocation project came about ACCL was invited to submit a tender for the Premier League’s cabling work. Having won the contract, ACCL began work on installing the Systimax system. ACCL, a Systimax Business Partner, started with a fast-track installation for all of the first-fix cabling and completed this initial phase in just eight days.


Centralising communications


The Premier League wanted to develop a centralised communications system that would support advanced applications for at least the next five years, so it opted for VoIP, together with a range of media-broadcast applications, all of which were run over the cabling installed by ACCL. With performance well beyond Category 6 specifications, the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED® XL Solution not only runs reliably and efficiently across the entire building but also provides a quick return on investment for the Premier League.


Exceptional installation service


Simon Thunder, the Premier League’s Head of IT, says:


“Despite the complexity of the installations, and the tight timescales that were allocated for them, ACCL have maintained high levels of quality and professionalism throughout. We have been constantly impressed with the way all members of the ACCL team have gone about their business and continue to do so. In these days of global communications, and in the high-pressure environment of football administration, we need to have 100% confidence in our IT infrastructure, and ACCL provide that confidence.”


The Premier League have since asked ACCL to install a full UPS communications room, plus a full environmental monitoring system within the communication. Part of this system included an early-warning sensor to detect fire or flooding whereby a signal is sent straight to the relevant IT services team in the event of either of these potential threats.


In November 2009, ACCL were asked to re-stack (re-locate) the cabling due to internal office moves and throughout these complex projects, ACCL has maintained an excellent relationship with Premier League officials through its flexible attitude to problem-solving and its commitment to providing high-quality products and services. It is a healthy relationship based on mutual trust and co-operation, and one which Wayne Connors, ACCL Managing Director, is justifiably proud.

About ACCL

ACCL designs, implements and supports the data and communications networks which provide connectivity and drive business performance. Privately owned, and with more than 25 years of experience in London and the South East, customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our specialist cabling services are designed with your current and future needs in mind, bringing high-quality solutions that are excellent value.


As the client I can only say thanks and its an amazing piece of work by all involved. Believe me that the work to coordinate this work around other issues was challenging but Wayne and ACCL were great.

TUI / Scott Ronan

I have had the pleasure of asking Wayne and team for advice and guidance over a number of years, and have always felt assured that all advice I have received was totally unbiased and 100% accurate.

Ntegra Ltd / Grant Ward, Test Manager

The Engineers were helpful and patient. They did anything and everything that was asked of them. Thanks for a very good first job.

Leagas Delaney / Alfred Place, London

The Engineers were punctual and courteous whilst on site. They worked professionally, always being aware of the needs of the other tradesman who were also working on this project. They were sympathetic to the needs of the school and we are very satisfied with the overall installation.

Bishopshalt School / Evelyn Nolan

Another professional installation by ACCL, on time and in budget!

Bank of New York / Alan Hawley, President of IT Infrastructure

All the people involved were extremely helpful at all times. All performed equally well in a fast-track project and responded quickly to any changes in requirements.

Barnhill Community High / Sunil Kubavat, Head of IT
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