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At a glance

Client/project partners: Confidential

Duration: Complete

Location: London

Our team worked collaboratively alongside the main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, to deliver the full scope, with other in-house Laing O’Rourke specialist trading businesses providing piling, structure and civils. The direct delivery of offsite modular MEP secured significant programme savings and install efficiencies, alongside optimised design.

Innovation in all areas

Virtual reality was used for drawing data from the digital model to create realistic walkthroughs, ‘planned versus actual’ briefings, and images for visual method statements and safety briefings. The onsite welfare area also had a ‘fire room’ and ‘ice room’ to encourage personnel to make time for their mental health and wellbeing.

Modular solutions to secure CSA programme savings

The ‘cool spine’ (backbone of the cooling system for the entire data centre) was also modularised and comprised nearly 700m of stainless-steel pipework and 70 valves. After being manufactured at our in-house facility CHtM, we installed it on site in just 12 module lifts. Some modules were almost 12m long, including a bespoke HDM plant module that was mocked-up and installed on site in just three lifts.

Key statistics


Plantroom modules


week programme saving using offsite methods


Riser modules


week programme


Horizontal modules


of white space as gross floor area