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Durham University Data Centre

A new high density data centre, housed within the Arthur Holmes building located on the Durham University Science Campus.

The design includes 3 No air cooled high efficiency chillers, each having a cooling capacity of 429 kW, and a dry air cooler rated at 800 kW cooling capacity. These provide chilled water to water cooled rack systems in addition to computer room down flow units. In order to provide N+1resilience, additional HV and LV distribution systems were provided along with standby generation and UPS facilities.

Project Partners:

Project Manager: Durham University

Mechanical Contractor: Leybourne Urwin Ltd

Electrical Contractor: McVickers Ltd

Client     Durham University
Value      £2.1 million
Services  Options appraisal and detailed design of MEP services


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