Support services and construction giant Carillion has signed a £26.6m deal with BT carry out a full review of its IT and communications networks following the acquisition of building firm Mowlem last year.
The five-year contract will also see BT work on convergence for the merged company, which has a combined order book worth £9bn and more than 50,000 staff.
Carillion is expecting to increase operational efficiency by integrating its legacy systems and infrastructures into a seamless network. BT will also assess the company’s existing IT and communication networks across almost 1,000 sites, and to advise on future needs, including voice and data convergence.
The contract will also see BT deliver managed network based services to give Carillion staff direct access to real-time information and plans about any project.
Carillion IT director Steve Connor said: “The professional integration of Carillion and Mowlem is essential to the success of the acquisition and to the delivery of sustainable, profitable growth and enhanced earnings.
“Under our new managed services agreement, BT will be helping us to join our two businesses together and implement a comprehensive review of our networks to see which sites are ready for a new, converged voice and data network.”
The managed service would allow faster contract and site mobilisation and help the construction firm focus on its core business, he added.