Work progresses on one of the UK’s largest data centres

February 28, 2020 8:00 am

Waldeck are working with Oakmont Construction, to support them in the design and build of a 24,000m² data centre in Dagenham, Essex.

Oakmont are working with NTT, e-shelter and AXA and have appointed Waldeck as a core part of their design team.

Andrew Dent, Director at Waldeck shares:

“We are thrilled to be involved in such a nationally important infrastructure project. The project is going well, with the Waldeck team undertaking the Civil and Structural Engineering role, as well as the BIM Management role for this complex BIM project.”

The project includes a new build 24,000m² Data Centre shell building to be known as Building 1 and an accompanying gatehouse on a site of 55,000m². This will form part of the new campus to be known as The UK London 1 Data Centre.

Building 1 is being constructed to a Shell and Core finish with piled foundations, a steel frame and concrete floors. It will house an innovation lab capable of testing and trialling data servers and technological solutions to industry innovators before “going live”. The Data Centre will be one of the UK’s largest capable of 60MW IT load once fully developed.

The Gatehouse will be finished to a CAT A standard and will hold all associated services such as toilets, kitchenettes, changing facilities and a security base.

Externally, security works, retaining walls and entry roads will be installed. There will be an installation of an underground infrastructure for power supplies connecting to the future Substation. Hard and Soft Landscaping including a new car park area will be installed to the North of the site.

The whole project will be completed to BREEAM ‘very good’ with design, including renewable sources of energy, various PV arrays, grey water harvesting and an external living wall.

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