London Central Build Blog – Week 35

Amongst various progressive tasks undertaken, this week has seen the first two air containment systems installed, which will form the cold aisles once racks are in position.

A look at the cooling stack framework broken down into kit form, ahead of assembly

A look at the cooling stack framework broken down into kit form, ahead of assembly

Blanking panels installed in modular stack locations until use

Blanking panels installed in modular stack locations until use

Panoramic view of the two initial stack frameworks (without top wet box coolers) inside of cold corridor

Panoramic view of the two initial stack frameworks (without top wet box coolers) inside of cold corridor

Track installation around filter panels for cold containment

Track installation around filter panels for cold containment

First containment panel installed in track

First containment panel installed in track

First containment panel installed in track

First containment panel installed in track

A look at the first pod containment system as it takes shape

A look at the first pod containment system as it takes shape

Track installed around second pod ahead of panelling

Track installed around second pod ahead of panelling

Delivery of first extraction fans

Delivery of first Ziehl-Abegg extraction fans

First floor build room decorated, ready for fit-out

First floor build room decorated, ready for fit-out

Power and network trunking installation under way in build room

Power and network trunking installation under way in build room

Network run into trunking system

Network run into trunking system

Trunking installation completed, with power and network installed

Trunking installation completed, with power and network installed

As you can see, with the technical elements of the data centre now being installed, the facility is rapidly turning from partial shell into a functioning data hall.

Once the elements which comprise the technical infrastructure of the data hall are installed over the coming weeks, it becomes a case of connecting the hall to the core network and power infrastructure to bring the space online.

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