Units 1, 3 & 4 Greenwich View Place were THREE, 2 – storey business’ located on a business park in London’s Docklands.

The proposed scheme involved demolishing the existing 3 x 20 , 000 sq/ft . office buildings and construct on the site an “L” shaped, 3 – storey, state – of – the – art, Tier III+ data centre . Delivering a total of 5 , 000 m 2 of “white space” @ 2 . 0 kW / m 2 . Project value £20m.

Saradan were employed by the site developer as Clients Design Consultants, Technical Advisers and Project Managers through the whole project life cycle . Saradan produced concept schemes and feasibility studies, managed the whole building control and planning application process and obtained full planning consent for the project . As the clients Project Managers Saradan oversaw the detailed design, tendering, S&C construction and commissioning of the project that was completed mid 2017.

Key elements of the design

  • Modular data hall design for phased fit out ( 8 zones)
  • Design PUE of 1.35
  • 4 x 4.0mVA 11kV power supplies (N+1)
  • 6 x 2.5mVA packaged substations (N+1)
  • 8 x 2.2mvA Diesel Generators (N+1)
  • 16 x 1.0mVA modular IGBT UPS (2N)
  • 10 x 800kW reciprocating chillers plus 12 x dry – coolers (N+1)
  • Diverse power paths and chilled water distribution pipe work systems.
  • Achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

What next?

Following construction, Saradan then acted as Lead Designer and Project Manager on the design and approvals process for converting Unit 3 (Building on the water) into the data centre administration office block with a 2nd floor link bridge + the ground floor becoming a plant room for a dock cooling system for the data centre, reducing PUE to 1.18.