MiCiM achieve Practical Completion on LHR1-B

MiCiM working with Kirby Group successfully deliver 4000sq/m extension to Cyxtera’s LHR1 Campus at Slough further bolstering Cyxtera’s portfolio of UK Data Centres.

Following a fast paced 19 weeks programme from mobilisation to completion, MiCiM Ltd working with Kirby Group achieved PC on 19th July 2019 for the Cyxtera LHR1-B Data Centre in Slough.

The project brings the Cyxtera LHR1 Campus to circa 16,000sq/m with the capacity for a further 1500 IT racks. The LHR1-B project included the construction of a new switchroom incorporating 4no. IT power streams supplying 12no distributed 360way PDU’s via Static Transfer Switches in an N2 architecture and backed up by 4.5MW of UPS capacity.

Cooling to the data hall is provided by a chilled water system supplying 31 CRAH units providing up to 2MW of close control cooling. Each CRAH unit also supplied via Automatic Transfer Switches in an N2 redundancy arrangement.

Crucially, with a large portion of the Data Centre already let and programmed to commence the installation of Cyxtera’s new tenant’s infrastructure, the project was completed on time.

Joe Borgia Cyxtera IDC Site Manager EMEA said – “Well done everyone, this is a great accomplishment in a very short amount of time. I have been very impressed with everyone involved.”

Matthew Zorbas Cyxtera Director Capital Investments & Project Management, said –  “It was a pleasure partnering with MiCiM on this project and we are grateful for all efforts that brought this project to a successful completion. We look forward to working with MiCiM and team again on future projects.”

Steve Francklin MiCiM Project Manager – “I am very proud of the entire team who all performed brilliantly throughout and kept their focus despite the fast track programme, the subsequent capital plant procurement challenges and the complexities of working within a live data centre environment. It is a clear demonstration of what can be achieved when a team of highly skilled and motivated stakeholders from across multiple disciplines collaborate effectively.”