London Central Build Blog – Week 38

There have again been major advancements across multiple areas of the build project this week, primarily centring around completion of the data hall infrastructure ahead of final electrical and network installations.

First inlet fan installing into cold corridor enclosure ahead of duct work installation

First inlet fan installing into cold corridor enclosure ahead of duct work installation

A view of the fan from the data hall side of the enclosure, where pre-filtered cold air will fill the air plenum and drop through the ceiling filters into the technical space

A view of the fan from the data hall side of the enclosure, where pre-filtered cold air will fill the air plenum and drop through the ceiling filters into the technical space

Our core network infrastructure UPS systems have finished being built, with a unit for both the A and B side

Our core network infrastructure UPS systems have finished being built, with a unit for both the A and B sides

Final panelling (removable for access) fitted around new fire escape opening ahead of decoration

Final panelling (removable for access) fitted around new fire escape opening ahead of decoration

Test positioning of our custom grilles ahead of extraction ducting and fans

Test positioning of our custom grilles ahead of extraction ducting and fan installations

Ductwork pieces arriving from manufacturer

Ductwork pieces arriving from manufacturer

Duct sleeve inserted into extraction opening

Duct sleeve inserted into extraction opening ahead of fan installation

Flooring for third pod completed

Flooring for third pod completed

Second cooler base test fitted to first cooling stack

Second cooler base test fitted to first cooling stack

Test positioning of further cabinets as the cold corridor is built out

Test positioning of further cabinets as the cold corridor is built out

The cooling system has come along dramatically this week, with the coolers and fans installed into their final positions, ready for the ductwork and control systems which will bring the entire setup to life.

We have a multi-stage air filtration system, which keeps the air inside of the facility supremely clean at all times. Air is drawn through first stage particle filters in the louvred panels, second stage bag filters which enclose the wet box units, third stage high density wet box filters, and fourth stage cloth filters in the ceiling grid.

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