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Skanska awarded £158m data centre fit out deal

Global data centre provider, Telehouse, has awarded Skanska a fit out contract valued at £158 million as part of a significant upgrade of its largest data centre, Telehouse South at Docklands in London.

The project will see the mechanical, electrical and public health engineering fit out of two of the floors. This includes the installation of electrical plant and systems, together with air conditioning and ventilation.

A new roof gantry for plant will also be installed, together with new lifts. The project also involves other construction work, including cladding replacement, reconfiguring the building’s secure entrances, a new gatehouse and new fencing.

The contract award, which will be the one of the largest fit outs, in terms of financial value, that Skanska UK has undertaken, follows its delivery of an early works package at the data centre, as part of a pre-construction services agreement.

The project is being delivered by Skanska’s specialist mechanical, electrical and public health engineering arm, while the construction work will be delivered by Skanska’s buildings team. Work on the main contract is due to be completed in June 2024.

Managing Director Dan Williams from Skanska said: “We are excited to be working with Telehouse to deliver this project. It is something we are ideally suited for, as we are experienced in delivering a wide range of data centre fit outs.”

Takayo Takamuro, Managing Director, Telehouse Europe added: “Situated at the heart of our iconic Docklands campus, Telehouse South has rapidly established itself as a critically important connectivity hub both for ourselves and our clients. The ongoing buildout and development of this state-of-the-art data centre underlines the high standards of security, sustainability and operational excellence that Telehouse is able to deliver to its data centre customers today.”

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