London Central Build Blog – Week 55

This week has seen works under way in the electrical intake room, as well as other power-related areas throughout the site.

Glands being fitted to the top of the main generator breaker cabinet
Glands being fitted to the top of the main generator breaker cabinet
A look at some of the copper inside of the main generator breaker cabinet
A look at some of the copper inside of the main generator breaker cabinet
Here we see the generator / backup supply side of the electrical intake room taking shape
Here we see the generator / backup supply side of the electrical intake room taking shape
A look at the internals of the generator breaker cabinet, as the first two gen-sets are terminated
A look at the internals of the generator breaker cabinet, as the first two gen-sets are being terminated
A look at the internals of the generator ATS
A look at the internals of the generator ATS
Current generator feeds as they enter the breaker cabinet
Current generator feeds as they enter the breaker cabinet
Generator control and distribution cabinets reaching completion
External facials of the generator control and distribution cabinets reaching completion
A look at progress on internal cabling
A look at progress on internal cabling
BT circuit now live inside of the meet me room
BT circuit now live inside of the meet me room

London Central Build Blog – Week 54

Much progress has been made again this week, with a vast amount of the remaining cable pulls completed ready for extensive commissioning over the next few weeks.

Meet me room Emergency Power Off (EPO) unit in place
Meet me room Emergency Power Off (EPO) unit in place
Final assembly completed on our custom cooling control units in the meet me room, with new Honeywell cooling controllers
Final assembly completed on our custom cooling control units in the meet me room, with new Honeywell cooling controllers
Delivery of further Suprema BioEntry Plus units arrived this week
Delivery of further Suprema BioEntry Plus units arrived this week
Cabling on our custom cooling control units under way
Cabling on our custom cooling control units under way
Final cable runs wind their way through the building - this shows an access point inside of the staff lounge
Final cable runs wind their way through the building – this shows an access point inside of the staff lounge
Riser cover fitted to cable containment on first floor data hall
Riser cover fitted to cable containment on first floor data hall, as final commissioning is completed on the primary VESDA unit
Cutting of gland holes in generator power and control termination cabinets in electrical intake room underway
Cutting of gland holes in generator power and control termination cabinets in electrical intake room under way

As you can see, we are now very much in the final phase of the project, with primary focus in the coming weeks placed on the electrical intake room, which will allow us to bring the site online.

London Central Build Blog – Week 53

Cabling continues this week, along with completion of final routes around the facility for cable runs. Our Emergency Power Off (EPO) system also took shape this week, which is an added safety feature that will allow the site to be blacked out should there be any major issues requiring a total power off (fire, electric shock etc).

Preparations for network riser between ground floor and first floor
Preparations for network riser between ground floor and first floor
First floor side of network riser completed, awaiting basket protection lid
First floor side of network riser completed, awaiting basket protection lid
Cable run holes in meet me room, which feed out to both data floors
Cable run holes in meet me room, which feed out to both data floors
Cable run holes in lift shaft, ahead of flexible conduit connections
Cable run holes in lift shaft, ahead of flexible conduit connections
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
Emergency Power Off (EPO) system being installed
All elements of the EPO system have been deployed in red
All elements of the EPO system have been deployed in red
Another EPO junction and control box in the meet me room
Another EPO junction and control box in the meet me room
Custom red faceplates for EPO connection to core UPS units
Custom red face plates for EPO connection to core UPS units
Red continues all the way to the rear of the UPS, where the final connection is made
Red continues all the way to the rear of the UPS, where the final connection is made

London Central Build Blog – Week 52

Fantastic progress yet again this week, as various elements of the project come together as we continue to head towards making the site ready for initial occupancy.

Power supply for meet me room VESDA being installed
Power supply for meet me room VESDA being installed
Clips for VESDA pipework installed on wall and ceiling grid
Clips for VESDA pipework installed on wall and ceiling grid
VESDA pipework being fitted in meet me room
VESDA pipework being fitted in meet me room
VESDA pipework in first data hall reaching completion
VESDA pipework in first data hall reaching completion
Power for core UPS systems installed
Power for core UPS systems installed
Power for core UPS systems installed
Power for core UPS systems installed
Speedy Fuels delivery - generators now ready for commissioning
Speedy Fuels delivery – generators now ready for commissioning
Our first two generator sets are now fuelled and ready for commissioning in the coming weeks
Our first two generator sets are now fuelled and ready for commissioning in the coming weeks
Power feed for fork lift charging station installed
Power feed for fork lift charging station installed in warehouse / loading bay
Network cabling run in for cooling system control units
Network cabling run in for cooling system control units
Cabling for the future second data hall on the ground floor awaiting their final pull into the meet me room
Cabling for the future second data hall on the ground floor awaiting their final pull into the meet me room
An exclusive look at our custom made APC quarter rack enclosures
An exclusive look at our custom made APC quarter rack enclosures
An exclusive look at our custom made APC quarter rack enclosures
An exclusive look at our custom made APC quarter rack enclosures
Our new BT duct installed on Old Jamaica Road
Our new BT duct installed on Old Jamaica Road

London Central Build Blog – Week 51

Much progress has been made again this week across many areas of the project, as we head towards our launch.

Small VESDA unit installed for sampling air in the meet me and electrical intake rooms
Small VESDA unit installed for sampling air in the meet me and electrical intake rooms
Power outlets installed for the A side of the core UPS system
Power outlets installed for the A side of the core UPS system
Custom made cooling control box installed for backup AC supply in meet me room
Custom made cooling control box installed for backup AC supply in meet me room
Conduit run into top of outlets ahead of commissioning
Conduit run into top of outlets ahead of commissioning
Testing operation of the backup AC controller
Testing operation of the backup AC controller
Secondary cooling controller being installed for primary cooling from main evaporative system
Secondary cooling controller being installed for primary cooling from main evaporative system
VESDA system being installed in first data hall
VESDA system being installed in first data hall
A-side power distribution installed in cold corridor
A-side power distribution installed in cold corridor
B-side power distribution installed in cold corridor
B-side power distribution installation under way in cold corridor
Supplies in place for first two generators, ahead of finalisation
Supplies in place for first two generators, ahead of finalisation
Generator feed breakouts to external compound including custom junction boxes for control cables
Generator feed breakouts to external compound, including custom junction boxes for control cables
VESDA pipework installation begins
VESDA pipework installation begins
VESDA pipework leading to first containment pod
VESDA pipework leading to first containment pod
VESDA pipework reaching the far side of the first data hall
VESDA pipework reaching the far side of the first data hall
VESDA pipework backbone which feeds back to the control and analysis unit
VESDA pipework backbone which feeds back to the control and analysis unit

Next week will see many of the elements completed, along with a primary emphasis on finalising all cable runs ahead of a period of commissioning.