Virgin Media and Bloor Homes to deliver ultrafast broadband to new homeowners

28th October 2016

Virgin Media and Bloor Homes today announced a nationwide agreement to supply ultrafast broadband to new homes across the UK.

This will give homeowners access to the fastest widely-available broadband speeds and interactive TV with more than 230 channels to over 2,000 new homes across eight urban and rural sites in Manchester, Exeter, Coventry, Leicestershire, Nottingham and Malmesbury. It follows a new partnership between Virgin Media and the Home Builders Federation to increase delivery of ultrafast broadband services to new homes across the UK.

This announcement comes on the back of concern about the quality of broadband in new build homes. A recent investigation by broadband advice site revealed that thousands of homebuyers in new developments are finding that broadband provision is either slow or non-existent.

Powered by Virgin Media’s £3bn Project Lightning network expansion initiative, many new Bloor Homes properties will be connected using Fibre-To-The-Premises technology.

Chris Burton, Group Commercial Director at Bloor Homes, said: “Ultrafast broadband access and engaging entertainment sit at the heart of any leading-edge household today. We build every home with its future owners in mind so I'm delighted to be working with Virgin Media. Together we will ensure our customers can get the best home technology and are able to make the most of a connected digital home first hand.”

Paul Buttery, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media, said: “We’re delighted to have signed a nationwide agreement with Bloor, proving that Virgin Media has the backing and the people to create the connected homes people deserve. Bloor is among the first homebuilders to benefit from working with Virgin Media at scale and we look forward to our future together.”

Virgin Media’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses in the UK. Available to 13 million homes and businesses, the network is being rapidly expanded to reach 4 million more premises, 25% of which will be connected by Fibre To The Premises technology.

To help homebuilders, Virgin Media has launched a dedicated new portal including essential technical guidance and a simple new site request form, with Virgin Media carrying out all initial new site assessments free of charge.

Press contacts

Virgin Media: Ben Lyons, 0333 000 2900,


New Bloor developments to be connected by Virgin Media:

Seabrook Orchards, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 7DL

Cropston Road, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7GG

Donnington Le Heath LE67 2XB

Iveshead Road, Shepshed LE12 9EP

Former Durnos Nursery, Old Holly Lane, Atherstone CV9 2HD

Burgess Farm, Hilton Lane Worsley, M28 3TE

Spring Lane, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 4PE

Filands Farm Phase, Malmesbury, SN16 9GT

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises by the end of 2019.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business, we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company, with operations in more than 30 countries.

About Bloor Homes

The Bloor Group began building houses over 45 years ago and today is one of the largest privately owned house-building groups in the UK, building in excess of two thousand homes each year. We are known for our unique approach to building, only placing new homes for sale in carefully selected areas. Our locations are chosen for their premium positions, our designs are created from years of customer feedback and our materials and finishings are second to none. In all that we do we pursue the perfect place.

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