Senior surveyor appointed at Cambridge office

Sitec is delighted to welcome Sarah Gibbs to the telecoms acquisition team at the Cambridge office. Sarah will assist the estate management and acquisition work on recent contract wins in our busy telecoms division.

Sarah has considerable property experience within both the commercial property and telecoms sectors.   Her input and experience will be invaluable in helping to deliver the first class service we pride ourselves in.


Team Sitec signed up for London to Cambridge bike ride 2012

Eight brave souls from Sitec’s Cambridge office have signed up and are raring to go for this year’s London to Cambridge bike ride on Sunday 22nd July.   This year’s charity is the very worthy Breakthrough Breast Cancer.   We have set up a justgiving page and would be most grateful for any charitable donations.

We will keep you updated on aching limbs, lost in Essex stories and promise not to post too many unsuitable pictures of men (who should know better) wearing lycra!

Sitec new office

Sitec have signed a new 5 year lease for larger premises on the Cambridge Research Park.   Sitec Director David Hawthorne commented “The Research Park has provided an excellent base here for the last few years, so having out-grown our current offices we are very pleased to expand our operations to the new larger premises on the same site”.

The 112 acre Park tranferred ownership from SEGRO to Mountgrange in 2011 and reverted to its original name ‘Cambridge Research Park’ from the more recent ‘IQ Cambridge’.    The move is due to be completed in the next few weeks in a seamless transition for staff and clients alike.

Stuart Cheslett joins Sitec’s telecoms team

Sitec is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Cheslett to the telecoms team at the Cambridge office.

Stuart is a highly experienced and well respected project manager in the telecoms industry and will be managing a number of large acquisition and design contracts to ensure smooth on time delivery of sites to clients.

Sitec Infrastructure Services is based on the Cambridge Research Park in Waterbeach and provides specialist surveying, engineering and construction services in the telecommunications, utilities and renewable energy sectors.

Sitec exhibited at Anglia Ruskin University’s Built Environment Employment Fair

Sitec exhibited at Anglia Ruskin University’s Built Environment Employment Fair in Chelmsford this month. Sitec have a long association with the University with many employees both past and present having completed surveying or engineering qualifications at the University. Adam and Chris were inundated with enquiries and came away very impressed by the quality of the students they met and the standard of facilities. Sitec have a number of graduate positions coming up for both Design Engineers and Surveyors either as permanent or placement opportunities.

For more information please contact our Cambridge office or email

Sitec’s success on Vodafone microcell project

We are pleased to provide an update on Sitec’s outsourced contract of Vodafone street level Microcell’s/SLM’s. As part of this contract we are tasked to drive Opex reductions. We are pleased to advise that in 2011 we achieve a 12% reduction in Opex costs for our customer on the transactions completed.

Please click here for further information on this service….

Sitec Offices Survive the Storms!

The Sitec offices witnessed the high winds and treacherous weather over the past few days at the Cambridge Research Park.

Thankfully inbetween the wind and rain, Chris and some of the team had time for a lunchtime stroll around the park and he was just in the right place at the right time to take this beautiful photograph above Building 7200.

They tried to find the gold at the end of rainbow, but unfortunately ran out of time and had to come back to work! Better luck next time guys!

New office open!!!

New office open!!! Sitec have opened an office in Glasgow as part of their nationwide expansion and to meet increasing demand from their growing client base.

With the number of planned sites already being built in Scotland, the time is right to have a base here which allows us to better serve both existing clients and the area as a whole.

The crew of Rainbow completed the Fastnet on Sunday morning (21st)!

We sailed into strong winds and quickly had to change our No1 Genoa to our No3. Entertainingly for the foredeck crew we did this in a bit of a chop with large waves crashing over. Making steady progress passed Plymouth we saw the multi hull Maxi Banque Populaire heading for the finishing line! It’s huge and very fast….we were however a little frustrated that we were still heading for the rock!

We encountered incredibly light winds around Lands’ End and rode the tide for a considerable period of time going round in circles! We eventually headed for the Scilly Isles en-route to the Fastnet Rock flying our Very Large Spinnaker. We saw a pod of dolphins who gave us a spectacular display. As we headed to the Rock the wind built and we held the spinnaker for probably longer than we should but we did achieve a speed record for Rainbow of over 11 knots!

We rounded the Rock in the dark with the light house silhouetted by the moon. We’d heard that there was a Gale brewing for that night and we headed back to Lands’ End with some bravado that we need to catch up on time! We eventually put one reef in the main and hoisted that No.3 and screamed through the night thinking we probably should have put the storm jib up! Still we were again entertained through the night by dolphins enjoying our increasing wake. We took a large wave into the cockpit which turned it into a mini swimming pool until the water drained and we lost our second danbouy and horse shoe to a large wave (I can now understand why RORC state the boat has to have two to qualify!).

Sailing up the coast to the finishing line at Plymouth we again encountered light wind, but we made the most of it by drying out our wet kit. As we reached sight of Plymouth the focus was finishing the race in time to go to the bar! Alas the wind failed and in sight of the line, we missed the tide and spent the next 4 hours waiting on the tide to turn!

So we finished at 4.20am Sunday morning, we docked at the marina at 6am, had champagne courtesy of RORC at 8.30am and I was on a train home at 11.45am!

We made it round in one piece and in good spirits! We finished 53rd in class and 242 out of the 316 starters.