The site was a 1990’s “mothballed” 1,000m2 (net technical) data centre built for an American financial institute. The M&E equipment was originally designed to provide approx. 700 w/m2 power capacity, and the M&E infrastructure was not designed to achieve TUI Tier III resiliency or “concurrently maintainable”.

The new site owner employed a Design & Build Contractor to upgrade the site to 1.5kW/m2 and to meet The Uptime Institute, Tier 3 design topology requirements.

Saradan Design & Management was retained by the site owner as Building Services Consultants to assist in the redesign of the sites M&E infrastructure, oversee the fit out works, commissioning and IST.

Space on site was at a premium due to the lower original M&E plant requirements, this required some creative thinking to “shoehorn” everything in.

The new works included

Total redesign of the ME systems including “knocking through” rooms to fit in all services.

New systems installed

  • 28 x 80kW, down flow, chilled water CRAC units (in 4 circuits for N+1).
  • 4 x 620kW packaged “free cooling” air cooled chillers.(N+1)
  • Dual 3.5mVA power supplies with new HV and LV switchgear.
  • 3 x 2.2mVA diesel generators (N+1).
  • 4 x 630kVA kinetic / rotary UPS’s (N+1).