NTT Gyron Datacentre, Hemel Hempstead – Projects
- Marchini Curran Associates
- Hemel Hempstead
This large commercial project on a 4 hectare brownfield site in Hemel Hempstead is being designed for Gyron Internet Ltd, an NTT Com group company and the UK’s leading datacentre service provider. It has an area of more than 30,000sqm and a capacity of 30MW; making it one of the largest in Europe. The world class two storey Tier IV grade facility will be the first of its kind in the UK and one of only a handful in the world.
Alongside the main data centre is an attached two storey 2,000sqm tenant offices and a separate power compound. This BREEAM Excellent and LEED Gold targeted project will utilise the latest power and cooling techniques; which have been key drivers in the design of structural frame.
The Phase 1 facility was commissioned in spring 2016 whilst Phase 2 is due for competition in summer 2017.
Adjacent the data centre and tenant offices will be a new European headquarters office to accommodate 600 staff across 4 floors with a restaurant, coffee bar, large central glass atrium plus underground basement parking. The scheme is being designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating using passive energy credentials via a twin walled façade and exposed concrete slab soffits coupled with roof mounted solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems.