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Lewis Silkin advises Urban Innovation Company in their development and implementation of pulse smart hubs in Belfast

26 February 2019

Lewis Silkin advised Urban Innovation Company (UIC) on its recent and exciting project of introducing the first smart hubs to the streets of Belfast. The £3M project, funded entirely by UIC which designs and builds next generation telecommunication hubs, will help people stay connected - and even save lives. Lewis Silkin supported UIC with a variety of commercial, corporate, IP, planning and data privacy related advice.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by Senior Associate, Alan Hunt (Commercial), with support from Gavin McNaughton (Corporate), Nick Walker (Data & Privacy), Ali Vaziri (Data & Privacy), Steven Jennings (Trade marks), Jackie Mullen (Trade marks) and Francesca Mack (Commercial).

Commenting on the project, Dilukshi Leanage, Acting General Counsel at Wildstone said:

“Pulse Smart Hubs represent the 21st century evolution of the telephone box. Pulse Smart Hub is the smartest of smart furniture - a network of beautifully designed and engineered hubs that provide next generation connectivity and share information. Lewis Silkin’s advice on this project was invaluable. The Lewis Silkin team consistently provided us with the legal advice needed to navigate this complex project. I wouldn’t think twice about seeking out their advice in the future.”

Alan Hunt, Senior Associate at Lewis Silkin said:

“We were delighted to be able to work on this ground-breaking project with UIC. This is a really exciting time for the ‘Smart City’ sector as we witness the rise of smart street furniture and smart outdoor advertising in our communities. We are excited to see where the Pulse Smart Hubs will appear next. This is yet another example of how Lewis Silkin is consistently at the forefront of advising clients in our digital-led world as they deliver innovative and complex technologies.”

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