Two Data Centres

Client Scope


Two empty rooms to be converted into identical 70 rack data centres each with the following specification:


Floor area in each room: 187 sq.m

No of racks per room : 70

Raised floor type: heavy duty computer floor raised at 650mm

UPS system to be installed : 3 x 200KVA N+1 with 20min autonomy

PDU system: 96-way with 32amp A+B feeds

Indoor air conditioning units: 8 x 52.5KW DX units in N+1

External power supply: 1MVA transformer per room

Back-up Generators: 1MVA units connected to external 5000 litre fuel tanks

Fire protection: Fire suppression FM200 and VESDA system

Access and security: Proximity card swipe-in system and CCTV




Appointed to perform PM role on behalf of the client. After assisting with finalising the budget, arranged for a JCT Design and Build contract to be put in place between the client and the main contractor.


Project identified as a notifiable project under the 2007 CDM regulations. Therefore, notification Form (F10) sent to HSE and local safety consultant engaged to draft the safety plan. Plan then distributed to all suppliers.


The project commenced with the installation work for the two rooms performed concurrently. The external work for the new transforners required digging and civils work. The installation of the fuel tanks required the construction of new concrete bases with mini-piles inserted.


The internal M&E plant was installed with all the relevant controls in place such as risk and method statements, permits-to-work and engineer certifications.


On completion of the work, a load bank testing and acceptance phase was managed by myself. On completion of this, the rooms achieved the 'ready for service' status.


This challenging project was delivered 3 weeks ahead of schedule with no cost overruns.



Thank you for your professionalism and excellent project management skills.


No doubt we will see you again.....