Case Study - Hewlett Packard, Sunderland, UK

Project data

  • Customer
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Value
  • Confidential
  • Area
  • 300,000 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Two stage
  • Form of contract
  • JCT Construction Management
  • Programme duration
  • 78 weeks
  • Completion date
  • October 2009
  • Project Manager
  • Bruce Shaw Partnership
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Bruce Shaw Partnership
  • M&E Engineer
  • Norman Disney Young (UK) Ltd

Introducing the EDS Sunderland datacentre

Watch an animated walkthrough of the 300,000 sq ft high tech datacentre project for HP Enterprise Solutions.

The project

The project entailed the construction of a Tier 3 standard datacentre featuring four halls each comprising 12,000 sq ft with an average capacity of 2260 W/m2. The design incorporates the technique of “free air cooling” using the cold air blowing in from the nearby North Sea and as a result has achieved energy savings of approximately 40% when compared with other datacentres of a similar size and capacity.

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The added value

Winner of DatacenterDynamics' The Green Data Center Award in 2008. In 2010 the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) awarded the project its ‘Design or Technical Innovation of the Year Award’ at the Low Carbon Performance Awards. In total 96% of site waste was diverted from landfill.
Throughout the project ISG organised a number of fundraising events for the new Great North Children’s Hospital and the charity ‘Zoe’s Place’, raising a total of £6,700 for these charities.