Global data centre provider Telehouse has awarded a £158m fit out and construction contract to Skanska.
The work is taking place as part of a significant upgrade to the client’s largest data centre, Telehouse South at Docklands in London.
Skanska will carry out the fit out, together with associated construction work.
Dan Williams, Skanska’s managing director, said: “We are excited to be working with Telehouse to deliver this project. It is something we are ideally suited for, as we are experienced in delivering a wide range of data centre fit outs.”
This contract will be the one of the largest fit outs, in terms of financial value, that Skanska UK has undertaken, the company says.
The project will see the mechanical, electrical, and public health engineering fit out of two of the floors. This includes the installation of electrical plant and systems, together with air conditioning and ventilation.
A new roof gantry for plant will also be installed, together with new lifts. The project also involves other construction work, including cladding replacement, reconfiguring the building’s secure entrances, a new gatehouse and new fencing.
The award follows Skanska’s delivery of an early works package at the data centre, as part of a pre-construction services agreement.
The project is being delivered by Skanska’s specialist mechanical, electrical and public health engineering arm, while the construction work will be delivered by Skanska’s buildings team.
Takayo Takamuro, managing director of Telehouse Europe, said: “Situated at the heart of our iconic Docklands campus, Telehouse South has rapidly established itself as a critically important connectivity hub both for ourselves and our clients.
“The ongoing buildout and development of this state-of-the-art data centre underlines the high standards of security, sustainability and operational excellence that Telehouse is able to deliver to its data centre customers today.”
Work on the main contract is due to be completed in June 2024.
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