- Efficient heating & cooling systems, partly funded by SALIX.
- A backup power source to keep it running in case of a power cut.
- A lot of room for expansion in the future.
We used aisle containment to improve the efficiency of the cooling systems. SALIX funded the installation of a dry air cooler in addition to the chillers. The dry air cooler provides improved efficiency as it generates chilled water that will satisfy the total cooling load when the ambient temperature is 12oC or lower. This removes the need for the chillers to operate.
Business continuity has been factored in by installing M&E services with n+1 resilience.
Essential Information (for the 1st Data Centre)
|Start & Finish dates||March 2011 – June 2012|
|Funded by||Capital Project|
|Requested by||IT Services|
|Managed by||Estates Office|
|Mechanical Engineers||IBM Design and Build|
|Electrical Engineers||IBM Design and Build|
|Structural Engineers||IBM Design and Build|
|Main Contractor||IBM Design and Build|
Statistics (for the first Data Centre)
|Basic Building Cost||TBC £/m2|
|Gross Floor Area||500m2|
|Function Areas and Their Size||Data Halls: 400m2|
|Area of Storage||0m2|
|Area of Circulation||0m2|
|% of Ground Used by Community||0%|
|% of Buildings Used by Community||0%|
|Electricity Consumption||TBC kWh/m2|
|Fossil Fuel Consumption||TBC kWh/m2|
|Low Carbon Energy Generation||TBC|
|Steps taken to reduce environmental impact||Dry air coolers, high efficiency chillers, etc|