London Central Build Blog – Week 20

Works on technical areas in the facility have begun in earnest this week, along with continued structural works such as the installation of our vast hung ceilings on both data floors.

Custom cable junction for exterior signage lighting

Custom cable junction for exterior signage lighting

Cable basket installed to create data artery for non-data floor spaces

Cable basket installed to create data artery for non-data floor spaces

This section runs over the Customer Kitchen and will supply data to over 70 locations at the front of the facility

This section runs over the Customer Kitchen and will supply data to over 70 locations at the front of the facility

Installation of further tray to create paths back to our network core

Installation of further tray to create paths back to our network core

Tray to link various arterial data paths

Basket to link various arterial data paths

One of 4x 500m Cat6a cable drums which will feed the front of the building alone

One of 4x 500m Cat6a cable drums which will feed the front of the building alone

Temporary coiling of first 5 pair runs, before splitting away from the main artery

Temporary coiling of first 5 pair runs, before splitting away from the main artery

A look at the basket as it begins to fill with Cat6a cable

A look at the basket as it begins to fill with Cat6a cable

Reception door area prepared for access control systems

Reception door area prepared for access control systems

Brushed Netwise House signage in place above main entrance

Brushed Netwise House signage in place above main entrance

With almost 2 kilometres of Cat6a cabling to supply the front house operations alone (discounting CCTV and access control, estimated at a further 2km), the scale of a data centre project comes into sharp focus. The technical spaces have been designed to be fully modular, which will limit initial cable runs on the data floors and allow for a scalable deployment of services over time.

We will keep updating our readers with progress snapshots as cable pulling reaches completion and termination begins.

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