Sector: Education

Data Centre Relocation – University of Plymouth

Project Description

SDS were appointed by the Main Contractor to undertake a detailed design for the relocation of the existing University data centre. The new data centre was relocated to an existing teaching facility on the opposite side of the campus

The Babbage building is located on the main campus and will be undergoing a complete refurbishment along with some new additional elements, starting early July 2021. In its place the University is planning on creating a New Engineering and Design Facility which will house variety of flexible teaching spaces for various facilities and student use

SDS undertook detailed surveys and supported the tendering contractors at bid stage to inform the project budget

The current 132KW data centre consists of a mainframe and terminal room, with a total of six racks consisting of four which is used for central IT equipment and two racks for faculty needs.

Part of the University of Plymouth’s campus masterplan
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