AECOM Wins Best Retrofit 2013 Award

Volta Data Centres has been awarded the Best Retrofit Award at the 2013 International Data Centre and Cloud Awards.

Designed by AECOM, innovators in technical excellence for the built environment, and delivered by their multi-disciplinary industrial team, Volta’s refurbished Great Sutton Street Data Centre offers a highly resilient, secure and flexible IT environment, benefitting from a diverse 33kV power supply as well ultra-low latency connectivity for Volta’s customers in London and beyond.

Over a 12 month period 270,000 man hours have completely stripped and re-fitted the former Reuters data centre, while AECOM’s team have designed and delivered a variety of structural, architectural, geotechnical and infrastructure services, as well as CDM coordination during the renovation of the 91,000 square foot facility.

Julian King, Commercial Director of Volta Data Centres said: “We are delighted that AECOM have won the Best Retrofit Award this year and are pleased that they have received recognition for what is now a fully operational, highly resilient and connected facility. The building presented significant challenges, such as the installation of two 10MW 33kV transformers and the quality of the finished product is a testament to the whole team.”

Andy Sykes, Leader of AECOM’S Data Centres Group Industrial Team said: “Developments across a variety of sectors clearly suggest an increasing need for secure data storage, low latency data transfer and resilient hosted IT solution. This award is testimony to the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team in delivering innovative solutions in the re-design of Volta’s new, state-of-the-art data centre in the heart of London.”

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