Northampton Update

Tuesday 30th November 2010 •
Billy Law-Bregan, Communications Officer

Hi Everyone

It’s been a while since we gave you an update on the progress of the Northampton Data Centre (AKA DC4), so here’s a quick summary of the project so far

For those who don’t know, Northampton DC4 will be Node4’s largest and highest spec data centre. It will provide about 720 racks worth of Tier 3 colocation space with fully redundant power subsystems, cooling, network connections and a high level of physical security. There’s an overview of the site here

The site is approximately twice the size of our Leeds facility at over 40000 sq ft, but the build is on schedule and going well

So far we have:

  • Installed all the external security fencing
  • Completed about 60% of the external cladding
  • Installed 3-4m high security concrete walls inside the facility
  • Built the first data hall structure and 1 of the plant rooms from ISOclad
  • Started work on the Office construction

Next week will see the installation of the Raised Access Floor and work will continue on the ISOClad walls and office areas

All the electrical fit out (generators, cabling, panelboards etc) will start shortly after Christmas along with the aircon installation

It’s a big project but we are starting to get some real momentum and you can see the building taking shape now. If you are a Node4 customer (or a potential customer) and would like to see the facility, please contact your account manager or the sales team on 0330 008 0000.

Here are a few images of the build

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