Kelvin Data Centre – University of Glasgow

Date: Monday, February 12th, 2018


M&E works are due to commence in April of this year on a newly constructed resilient data centre for the University of Glasgow.


The data centre will accommodate the ScotGrid servers, School Physics & Astronomy, IT and potential for further corporate IT systems that would create a centralised ‘fit-for-purpose’ data centre.


Client: University of Glasgow

Main Contractor: Graham Construction

Architect:  Fairhurst

Consultant: TUV

Services: M&E

Duration:  8 months

Location: Glasgow


Electrical services include:

  • Diversions of existing services
  • HV Installation
  • LV Switchgear and sub mains cabling
  • Busbar installation
  • Generator installation – 1600kVA to uptime institute requirements
  • Automatic transfer switch installation
  • UPS installation – 250kVA and 80Kva
  • Power distribution units
  • Fire suppression
  • Power earthing installation
  • General purpose & emergency lighting
  • Lighting controls
  • External lighting
  • General Purpose Power
  • Fire Alarm & Vesda system
  • Structured cabling
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Mechanical wiring
  • Lightning protection
  • Test & commission

Mechanical services include:

  • Diversions of existing services
  • DX Air conditioning
  • Ventilation
  • Heating installation
  • Plumbing
  • Above ground drainage and condensates
  • Leak detection
  • External water mains
  • Fire hydrant
  • BMS controls
  • Test & commission