Next Generation Data

Set on a 120-acre business park with a 750,000sq ft main building, NGD Europe is the continent’s largest Data Centre campus.  NGD Europe was originally the FAB building, part of the Hynix semiconductor facility. Built for the Korean electronics company LG, it comprised three buildings with an area totalling some 116,000m2 served by a direct primary electricity substation with up to 180MVA of power. Constructed to US Federal standards, the FAB building is earthquake-proof and is connected to power, water and telecommunications supplies.

The FAB was designed as a three-level ‘ballroom’ semiconductor manufacturing facility, with a structure consisting of a steel frame clad in lightweight insulated panels and a glazed frontage.

The ground floor covers an area of around 22,500m2 divided into a front office space of 5,000m2, plant wings of 6,100m2 to accommodate plant equipment, and a central specialist area of 11,300m2.  The first floor has an identical layout, delivering a further 22,500m2 of space. The second floor was designed as a clean room for wafer manufacture and as such offers an open area of 11,300m2 completely clear of columns. Adjacent to the second floor is a mezzanine, adding another 2,800m2.

Project Summary
M&E Services Value: £1.6m
Sector: Data Centre & Mission Critical
Services Provided: M&E Design & 3D Coordination
Client: Spie
Main Contractor: Spie

Auxilium carried out the design services and CFD modelling for the established data halls the most recent of which was for one of the largest information technology organisations in the world.

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