London Central Build Blog – Week 56 to 60

Major advancements have been made this week on the generator and UPS systems, which brings us ever closer to having clients online at the new facility.

The past few weeks have been spent finalising the electrical intake room, which has allowed us to commission most of the power-side systems (generators etc), as well as re-energising the facility in its final state, ready for initial occupation. As such, our office has been offline, which has meant no updates to the blog (other administrative jobs took precedent while under limited access).

This post contains a large number of images from works undertaken over the past 3/4 weeks.

Internals of the generator-side control units reaching completion

Internals of the generator-side control units reaching completion

Internals of the generator-side power distribution with earthing in place

Internals of the generator-side power distribution with earthing in place

Internals of the generator-side power distribution reaching completion

Internals of the generator-side power distribution reaching completion

Custom control cable junction boxes for generators reaching completion

Custom control cable junction boxes for generators reaching completion

Custom control cable junction boxes for generators reaching completion

Custom control cable junction boxes for generators reaching completion

UPS battery modules containing their brand new cells fitted and on the data hall floor, ready to fill out to first 3 UPS's

UPS battery modules containing their brand new cells fitted and on the data hall floor, ready to fill out to first 3 UPS’s

Legacy electrical systems being removed ahead of total re-distribution and commissioning

Legacy electrical systems being removed ahead of total re-distribution and commissioning

Intake room wall being re-clad ahead of fit-out, much alike the opposite wall which contains the generator control and distribution systems

Intake room wall being re-clad ahead of fit-out, much alike the opposite wall which contains the generator control and distribution systems

First of our new main distribution panels fitted -which will be the B side - along with our custom monitoring system flanking either side

First of our new main distribution panels fitted -which will be the B side – along with our custom monitoring system flanking either side

A look at the monitoring which runs either side of the main power distribution panels

A look at the monitoring which runs either side of the main power distribution panels

A closer look at our power monitoring system, which will total 24 screens when completed on both A and B sides

A closer look at our power monitoring system, which will total 24 screens when completed on both A and B sides

New cable containment allows for multiple routes both in and out of the facility distribution cabinets

New cable containment allows for multiple routes both in and out of the facility distribution cabinets

A look at the earthing bars in the intake room, ahead of completion

A look at the earthing bars in the intake room, ahead of completion

Progression as earthing in the facility runs back to the earthing bars here

Progression as earthing in the facility runs back to the earthing bars here

Facility power distribution having the various breakers fitted

Facility power distribution having the various breakers fitted

Progress shot as the facility distribution panels are wired

Progress shot as the facility distribution panels are wired

The completed facility power distribution panel (A side), which powers facility-wide systems such as lighting and sockets

The completed facility power distribution panel (A side), which powers facility-wide systems such as lighting and sockets

The B-side main distribution panel fitted with its breakers, which feed the UPS systems on the data hall

The B-side main distribution panel fitted with its breakers, which feed the UPS systems on the data hall and at the core

Distribution panels for the facility-wide systems completed in the centre here, ahead of the A-side primary panel being installed

Distribution panels for the facility-wide systems completed in the centre here, ahead of the A-side primary panel being installed

A-side distribution being installed, along with flanking monitoring columns

A-side distribution being installed, along with flanking monitoring columns

Containment basket fitted, ready to take large input power cables between cabinets

Containment basket fitted, ready to take large input power cables between cabinets

A look at additional cable containment and control above the primary distribution panels, and up the wall to reach the mains incomers

A look at additional cable containment and control above the primary distribution panels, and up the wall to reach the mains incomers

A look at cable runs being installed between the power distribution panels and the B-side of the mains failover system

A look at cable runs being installed between the power distribution panels and the B-side of the mains fail-over system

Stage one cabling complete for power systems feeding first floor data hall

Stage one cabling complete for power systems feeding first floor data hall

Mains output feeds on the B-side supply, which feed into the B-side throughout the site

Mains output feeds on the B-side supply, which feed into the B-side throughout the site

A look at the inlets atop the generator control and distribution cabinets

A look at the inlets atop the generator control and distribution cabinets

A look at the internals of the B-side AMF panel, which has its termination in progress here

A look at the internals of the B-side AMF panel, which has its termination in progress here

The completed internals of the B-side AMF panel

The completed internals of the B-side AMF panel

A look at the primary breakers for the generator supplies

A look at the primary breakers for the generator supplies

The AMF panel control unit powered and ready for configuring

The AMF panel control unit powered and ready for configuring

From here on out, updates will be less based on weeks, and more on tasks, as we push to get the site ready for initial occupancy.

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