Again this has been a week of change across various elements of the facility, as we draw near to the stage of initial occupation.
This week saw the first of our generators land on site, which is a massive step forwards for us, and allows for the power side of the build project to begin in earnest after Christmas – essentially the final phase ahead of moving existing clients into the new site.
The arrival of the first generator sets is a big milestone for us as we head towards Christmas for a short period of well earned rest.
Our generators will always run at N+1. When at capacity, we will have 5 identical units inside of our compound, with a new unit added each time additional capacity is required to maintain the level of redundancy that we have specified.
This week has again seen dramatic progress as we head towards the final stage of the build, largely in the layout of the data hall ready for initial occupation early next year.
This week has seen major progress made in the running of final power to site services, such as lighting and control systems. This has allowed us to move off of temporary wiring setups for the first time, meaning facility-wide services now run from the core.
Although the core is still incomplete, and will form one of the final areas of the build project in the coming weeks, this is another major step towards completion.
We have also been able to move the bulk of the rack infrastructure up to the first floor data hall, ready for assembly into final positions.
This fortnight has seen plenty of progress on various elements of the project which have been in a state of half-completion for a while. With the nature of a project this complex, unfortunately it is not as simple as starting an element of the project, seeing it through to completion and moving onto the next – everything is interconnected and various aspects of the build are in progress at the same time.
As such, the progress of the build ebbs and flows depending on how close to completion various elements of the project are.
The reason for combining two weeks into a single post here is that the number of photos taken of various elements over the course of this period has been limited. This is because whilst works continue, various planning and development meetings have been occurring behind the scenes, which naturally take up lots of management time.