Location London, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering
Sector Critical Systems, Workplace
+44 (0) 20 7438 1600
This is a new 4,000m2 data facility to form a high-resilience and high-capacity centre for the client's global ICT & AV infrastructure. Cundall was brought in at the outset to assist the bank in developing the brief, and then in selecting the site.
Key issues were the need for very high resilience levels (99.999%, 365 days a year), and a deadline of just nine months before the data halls were to go live. Cundall devised a 2N solution and sufficiently advanced the design to allow construction to start within 12 weeks. Commissioning of the first of the four data halls started 16 weeks later. Full black building and system failure drills were all completed within the nine-month target to allow deployment of live systems right on schedule.
A unique feature of this data centre was the use of different vendors for each leg of the 2N systems, to mitigate common component failure. Cundall also ensured that the centre had extensive passive and electronic security protection measures. Handover was defect-free.
Cundall was commissioned to design a new data centre in Cobalt Business Park, the data centre was constructed on a speculative basis with the shell completed in August 2010. The building will accommodate four modular tailored data halls each with a power density of 1400W/m2 and will meet a Tier III design.
Cobalt DC2 and DC3 are the first data centres in the UK to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating and are developed in line with the end building uses. The buildings complement the first data centre that was completed in August 2010.
Cundall was awarded the engineering and design contract for the second phase of Facebook’s new European energy efficient data centre campus in Luleå, Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle.
Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.
We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.
Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.
Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.
Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.