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JCA showcases data centre firsts at DCW18 with Kao Data London One
Innovations in data centre design, energy-efficiency and sustainability were showcased at Data Centre World in London by engineering services led principal contractor, JCA, which has just delivered one of the UK's most advanced data centres.
Officially opened last month, Kao Data London One is the first of four planned data centres that will comprise the Kao Data Centre Campus on the 36-acre Kao Park development, located in Harlow on the London-Stansted-
Each building in the £200 million campus will be split into four halls, totalling around 150,000 square feet of net technical space. In addition, each technology suite will be capable of supporting a 2200KW IT load, representing a total technical load of 8.8MW per data centre.
Kao Data London One offers the latest incarnation of Indirect Evaporative Cooling systems. These are so efficient that there is no requirement for any form of mechanical cooling.
JCA designed Kao Data London One to deliver market leading efficiency from the innovative use of technical infrastructure and building engineering expertise, to provide Kao Data with a campus that has the highest standard of data resilience, operational sustainability and connectivity for national and international customers, as well as environmental performance. As a result, Kao Data London One achieved BREEAM Excellent Design Certification.
Tom Absalom, Managing Director, JCA, said:
"We are delighted with Kao Data London One, which JCA delivered to Kao Data on time and within budget at the end of 2017. This industry leading data centre is a showcase for our full design and construction capability, as well as demonstrating our innovative and collaborative approach to critical infrastructure projects, working closely with both client and supply chain partners to achieve the highest levels of operational and sustainable delivery."
Paul Finch, Chief Operating Officer at Kao Data, commented:
"I'm delighted that the first phase of the Kao Data Campus has been brought to market according to schedule with all objectives met and importantly, on budget. From the outset of the project we went back to basics with an acute focus on reliability and availability. We have shown these attributes can be complementary to lower capital and operations expenditure, energy-efficiency and sustainability.
"From a procurement perspective, Kao adopted a collaborative and shared risk approach to delivery, which in light of recent high-profile failures in the construction sector, has strongly positioned both us and our partners well for the future phases of the development. This is due in no small part to the experience of the management team and the decision to partner with an engineering-
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