London Central Build Blog – Week 25

This week has seen dramatic progress on shell construction in the first floor data hall, along with various other areas of progress which have brought the project forward considerably.

One of our multiple fibre entry ducts dug into our property
One of our multiple fibre entry ducts dug into our property
Internal access hatch for duct entry point
Internal access hatch for duct entry point
Cable management installed for running this entry point to the meet me cabinet stack
Cable management installed for running this entry point to the meet me cabinet stack
Custom built seating area behind NOC for casual meetings, with a nice technical view
Custom built seating area behind NOC for casual meetings, with a nice technical view
Custom seating area awaiting final upholstery on rear and lower front
Custom seating area awaiting final upholstery on rear and lower front
Lift shaft on first floor taking shape
Lift shaft on first floor taking shape
Final bay reaching completion ahead of louvred panel installation
Final bay reaching completion ahead of louvred panel installation
A look down the rear wall, which will handle incoming air
A look down the rear wall, which will handle incoming air
Far corner with fire escape access cut into wall
Far corner with fire escape access cut into wall
A look across the first floor data hall ahead of final shell works
A look across the first floor data hall ahead of final shell works
A closer look at the fire escape access
A closer look at the fire escape access

London Central Build Blog – Week 24

Week 24 has seen major headway made on the installation of power and network containment systems which run from the buildings core through to each data hall. Great care was taken during the design phase of this project to ensure cable runs were accessible, free flowing and direct. The cable basket which is being employed throughout the facility provides an incredibly flexible method of cable distribution, from centralised core services right through to the rack level.

Spine basket for data runs to ground floor cold corridor
Spine basket for data runs to ground floor cold corridor
Another look at containment in the electrical intake room
Another look at containment in the electrical intake room
Overhead cable containment installation in electrical intake area
Overhead cable containment installation in electrical intake area, for generators and UPS power feeds
Cable basket as it nears the data floors
Cable basket as it nears the data floors

This week has also seen the undertaking of roadworks outside of our facility, as Virgin Media Business become the first of our multiple fibre providers to enter the building. VM Business will be supplying us with major high speed fibre services, which will form a large part of our highly resilient core network and global connectivity services.

McNicholas engineers undertaking roadworks outside our London Central facility, for Virgin Media fibre
McNicholas engineers undertaking roadworks outside our London Central facility, for running VM Business fibre
Engineering works by McNicholas
Engineering works by McNicholas
Our new private road-side ducting and manhole
Our new private road-side ducting and manhole

London Central Build Blog – Week 23

Works continue in earnest this week, with completion of the ground floor lighting and fantastic progress on shell construction on the first floor. The lighting rig is now active on its occupancy detectors, part of our green lighting commitment.

Once structural works have been completed on the first floor, an almost identical work set will be carried out, including the installation of the ceiling, lighting and containment systems. From there forwards, the pace of things coming together will speed up dramatically, with decoration and technical works running ahead with no interruptions.

Lighting installed into ceiling grid
Lighting installed into ceiling grid
First floor shell works continue
First floor shell works continue
First floor shell works continue
First floor shell works continue
Klik boxes which allows for highly flexible lighting connections
Klik boxes which allows for highly flexible lighting connections
Ground floor lighting switched on and tested
Ground floor lighting switched on and tested
Ground floor lighting switched on and tested
Ground floor lighting switched on and tested

Netwise Hosting Commended at London Business Awards 2014

As a welcome break to the on-going build works at the new Netwise Hosting London Central data centre facility, the organisations management team attended this year’s London Business Awards gala dinner in the City.

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The celebration was held at The Brewery in Moorgate, one of London’s most prestigious event spaces, and attended by over 100 of London’s finest businesses. Attendees enjoyed a fantastic 3 course dinner, with proceedings hosted by Magic FM’s Neil Fox.

Netwise Hosting put forward its Managing Director, Matthew Butt, for the highly competitive ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category. It is with great pride that Netwise Hosting announced today that Matthew was commended at this year’s awards, beating 18 fellow successful entrepreneurs to the coveted title.

This is fantastic recognition for his hard work and dedication to the business, and also serves as an excellent commendation for the entire team at Netwise, who keep the business growing at such an impressive rate.

Matthew gave comment on his commendation.

“It is with enormous pride that I am able to accept this commendation on behalf of Netwise Hosting. It is fantastic to have the hard work of both myself and my team rewarded, so I thank the judges at the London Business Awards for recognising the efforts that have gone into building the business into the on-going success that it is today.”

The Netwise Hosting team is now reaching completion of the build project for its brand new privately owned and operated data centre in Bermondsey, an 11,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility which will begin serving London’s technology community this year.

London Central Build Blog – Week 22

Progressions have been made in the ground floor data hall and warehouse areas this week, with the installation of the hung ceiling and the lighting system.

The main lighting conduit installed above the ceiling void
The main lighting conduit installed above the ceiling void
A look at the junction points towards the front of the data hall, with the laser alignment tool in view
A look at the junction points towards the front of the data hall, with the laser alignment tool in view
VOIP phone and key switch points in ground floor data hall
VOIP phone and key switch points in ground floor data hall
PIR motion sensors to control zoned lighting system in an ecological fashion
PIR motion sensors to control zoned lighting system in an ecological fashion
Cabling run into lighting rig conduit
Cabling run into lighting rig conduit
Coiled lighting power cables ready for routing back to power distribution room
Coiled lighting power cables ready for routing back to power distribution room
A look at the containment installations above ceiling void
A look at the containment installations above ceiling void
A look up the developing lift shaft to the first floor data hall
A look up the developing lift shaft to the first floor data hall
Construction of shell continues on first floor
Construction of shell continues on first floor
Tile installation begins in ground floor ceiling grid
Tile installation begins in ground floor ceiling grid
Tile installation begins in ground floor ceiling grid
Tile installation begins in ground floor ceiling grid
Tile installation reaching completion
Tile installation reaching completion