Data centre is Skanska’s most valuable fit-out to date


Skanska UK has won a £158 million data centre contract – marking one of the most valuable fit-out packages it has undertaken. 

Telecommunications company Telehouse Europe is upgrading its largest data centre, Telehouse South, at Docklands in London. 

The award follows Skanska’s delivery of an early works package, as part of a pre-construction services agreement.   

The project will see the mechanical, electrical and public health engineering fit-out of two floors, including electrical plant and systems, air conditioning and ventilation. 

A new roof gantry for plant will be installed with new lifts.  

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Construction work, which will be delivered by Skanska’s buildings team, includes cladding replacement, reconfiguring the building’s secure entrances, and a new gatehouse and fencing. 

Work on the main contract is due to be completed in June 2024. 

“The ongoing buildout and development of this state-of-the-art data centre underlines the high standards of security, sustainability and operational excellence that Telehouse is able to deliver to its data centre customers today,” said Takayo Takamuro, MD, Telehouse Europe. 

Managing director at Skanska, Dan Williams, added: “We are excited to be working with Telehouse to deliver this project. It is something we are ideally suited for, as we are experienced in delivering a wide range of data centre fit outs.”   

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