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Reference Design Development

We work closely with our clients to develop template designs that speed up deployment of hyperscale data centres

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Hyperscale operators

We work collaboratively with clients to develop repeatable, efficient reference designs. The aim of these designs is to aid consistency across sites, speed up delivery, reduce carbon/energy use, reduce cost and optimise the design for a higher percentage of off-site manufacturing.

Our scope includes looking at the entire site design from incoming utilities, security as well as the actual DC buildings.

We have worked to prepare standard design documents including the BoD, re-useable calculations, standard drawings and equipment specifications.

We are also experienced with adapting and deploying pre-prepared reference designs from major hyperscale operators in multiple countries.

Key fact

We work with all key client stakeholders including design, ops and construction teams.


Key fact

Our designs are optimised to speed up the design process.


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Peter Liddle

Partner, Critical Systems

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Our clients are recognising the delivery and operational benefits of standardising the design across their DC estates.