Case Study:

Southampton FC

When Southampton Football Club or the Saints as they are affectionately known decided to upgrade their Communication Infrastructure towards the latter months of 2011, and ACCL were delighted to be approached to complete the work.

Upgrading Communication Network


The purpose of the Project was an upgrade of their Network to 10G across two sites, the Stadium and the Training ground. Additionally the Training ground itself is undergoing major building works involving demolishing and re-building the facility that currently houses the Comms. room.


Phase I complete


The Stadium project will involve 2 phases, and we have now completed phase I by installing Micro Blow Fibre Optic Cabling between 4 Comms rooms. Phase I consisted of initially running 7 core 5mm Duct between the 4 Comms rooms, each length covering approximately 300 metres. The Duct work was laid using Cable trays suspended from the ceiling above the Public Concourse. Once the Duct work had been laid air compression was used to blow through 3×12 core OM4 Fibre Optic Cable, fusion splicing 36 links (18 duplex) between each of the rooms. HP are now in the process of providing all the new Switches after which we will enter Phase II of the project. Phase II will involve a tidy up of the 4 comms rooms, replacing all the patch leads.


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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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