Sector: Commercial Data Centre
Project Type: Special Projects – Design, Supply and Fix
Equinix are a large data centre operator with premises in Canary Wharf. The building started life as an office block, which needed to have enhanced cooling facilities installed, so a 2 storey roof top extension to form a hidden plant room was required. This needed to match the style and design of the existing structure to look like the 2019 installation with current standards applied to a 1980’s elevation.
Special Projects Proposal
We used a Reynaers CW50 stick system for the framing which was secured onto a new steel frame. Working at height on level 8 meant that we were operating on a cantilevered scaffolding with limited access and ladder beams or braces clashing with the works. Other key areas to deliver were a match with the existing building glass (to current design standards) and the design and installation of acoustic materials to minimise noise breakout to achieve stringent planning requirements.