1Spatial wins strategic government contract supporting Atkins to deliver NUAR following competitive tender


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Cambridge, UK, 18th October 2021, (www.1spatial.com) 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions company, is delighted to announce the award of a major new multi-year contract, as a key supplier following a competitive tender process. 1Spatial will lead the UK Geospatial Commission National Underground Asset Programme (NUAR) data transformation and data ingestion workstream, for design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, working alongside Ordnance Survey Great Britain.

Every construction and infrastructure project needs to source information on buried assets when preparing ground investigation or excavation work. Multiple different organisations must be contacted with their data delivered in varied formats, scales, quality, and on different timelines. NUAR aims to provide efficiency and cost savings in existing data exchange, planning and on-site activities and support the Government’s efforts to build back better and ‘level up’ by speeding up the delivery of housing and infrastructure projects from design to build.

1Spatial will be responsible for developing the data transformation and data ingestion platform enabling 650+ Asset Owners to upload and automatically transform their underground asset datasets from their source representation to a target NUAR data model. The data transformation and data ingestion platform will initially use software components from the 1Spatial Platform, including 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway. A Minimum Viable Product for London, the North East of England and Wales began in September 2021 followed by a National rollout over the next 3 years.

Commenting on the contract award, 1Spatial CEO, Claire Milverton, said: “We are delighted to win this multi-million landmark contract for 1Spatial. We have been appointed by Atkins to support this major programme and utilise 1Spatial’s patented technologies to provide a platform for uploading and transforming asset data from over 650+ providers. The contract highlights our world leading geospatial capabilities and our ability to deliver on complex projects at scale.

Long term sustainability for asset owners was a key component to the contract as assets evolve over time and this aligns with the values at 1Spatial to create a safer, smarter more sustainable world.”

Guy Ledger, Digital Director at Atkins, said: “By harnessing technology to enable data sharing, we’re able to transform how we deliver projects and infrastructure by unlocking improvements in safety, certainty and efficiency.

“We now look forward to working with 1Spatial and the Ordnance Survey to develop the National Underground Asset Register - a truly exciting and transformative project for the infrastructure sector.”

About 1Spatial - Unlocking the Value of Location Data

1Spatial is a global leader in providing Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software, solutions and business applications, primarily to the Government, Utilities and Transport sectors via the 1Spatial Platform. Our solutions ensure data governance, facilitating the efficient, effective and sustainable operation of customers around the world. Our global clients include national mapping and land management agencies, utility companies, transportation organisations, government and defence departments.

Today, when using and sharing trusted data provides significant opportunities for businesses and governments to deliver against important sustainability and Net Zero goals, our vision is clear - to make the world safer, smarter and more sustainable by unlocking the value in data, enabling better decisions and greater insights.

The 1Spatial Platform is a comprehensive set of data and system agnostic LMDM software components which helps ensure master data is compliant, current, complete, consistent, and coordinated - and that customers can be confident it will remain that way as it evolves. It allows them to master their data on any device, anywhere, anytime and can be deployed as SaaS in the cloud, on-premise, or as a hybrid of both.

Our domain expertise and data agnostic approach allows us to be an integral and important part of the Geospatial Ecosystem, supporting the wider digital economy. We partner with major technology consultancies and GIS providers such as ESRI and bring together our people, innovative solutions, industry knowledge and experience from our extensive customer base to deliver world class solutions.

1Spatial is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with operations in the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Belgium, Tunisia, and Australia.

For more information visit www.1spatial.com

About Atkins

Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group - is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 19,000 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

About the National Underground Asset Register

The National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) is a new digital map which will revolutionise construction and development across the country, mapping the UK’s underground pipes and cables. The UK Government has announced the next phase of the project, which is now enter-ing the Build Phase.

Over four million holes are dug in the UK each year, many in the wrong place. The economic cost of accidental utility damage is around £2.4 billion each year. Unforeseen ground condi-tions are a major obstacle to all construction and housing projects, especially on previously developed land. The new digital map of underground pipes and cables will help improve effi-ciencies in construction and development, reduce disruption and improve workers’ safety.

NUAR forms part of the Government’s efforts to build back better and greener, with tangible benefits, and speed up the delivery of housing and infrastructure projects from design to build. Fast access to this data will save utilities companies and local authorities time and money, and reduce the disruption caused in trying to fix leaks and put in new infrastructure.

For further media information please contact:

Karis Brummitt, Marketing Manager, karis.brummitt@1spatial.com - 01223 420414

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