Newtel had already converted a small, terrace building with shared rear car park area, directly on the esplanade at St Peter Port into a small data centre and general offices, when an existing client requested a dedicated room for approx. 38 racks @ a heat rejection / IT power load of over 120kW. Besides the usual data centre fit out works, the existing UPS system needed replacing for a new N+N configuration, 3 new 65kW (N+1) close control air-conditioning was required and a new diesel generator.
From appointment to completion of the works was less than 16 weeks which was on time and below budget.
There were a number of challenges with the project, not least the limited internal space for the computer room, lack of plant room space for the new UPS`s and switchgear and where to locate the generator and air-conditioning condensers.
Saradan came up with a unique configuration for the generator and condensers within a double stack steel frame and louvered façade at the rear of the site that had to meet local planning restrictions / requirements.