Data Centres

Our reliance on data is increasing exponentially. With so many aspects of our economic, commercial and social lives now online, data centres – or mission critical facilities – have become one of the most important classes of infrastructure.

Ensuring data centre resilience, efficiency and security

Fundamentally, data centres must be designed and built for resilience, efficiency and security. Achieving this against a highly regulated environment and equally competitive landscape requires deep technical and commercial expertise. 

As trusted data centre advisors, we support clients to navigate the complexity of project planning and delivery for new build facilities and the upgrade or expansion of existing data infrastructure.   


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Data centre expertise

With an in-depth understanding of our client’s challenges, risks and commercial objectives, we work as project partners across all construction stages; from site selection and evaluation through to testing, commissioning and completion.

  • Site selection due diligence and feasibility
  • Power evaluation
  • Planning and permitting consents
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project and programme management
  • Design production
  • Procurement (including design and build or traditional contracts)

Achieving a sustainable data centre

The transition to a net zero carbon industry requires a shift in the way data infrastructure is planned, designed and built. But what is a sustainable data centre, and how to achieve it?

Sustainable data centre

From hyperscale to colocation

With global experience and teams based in Europe, Australia and North America (data center) we have a deep understanding of the local markets we operate in as well as the physical, technical and operational requirements of all types of data centres.  

Working together with some of the industry’s leading developers, co-lo operators, global cloud computing providers and hyperscalers, we deliver technologically-advanced, sustainable and secure data centres that are equipped to operate on a 24-hour, 365 days a year basis. 


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Leading minds

  • Data Centre planning applications: Four early considerations

    • Simon Gamage
    • |
    • UK

    Getting a data centre through planning can be time-consuming, expensive and not always straightforward. Planning Director Simon Gamage shares his four recommendations for early considerations that can improve your chance of approval; and how we can help make complex easy.

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  • Data centres: securing sovereignty in digital space

    Data—big data—is what makes the world go round. But securing, governing and storing information is one of the biggest challenges facing government and business in 2021.

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  • How to identify the right planning strategy for your data centre

    When everything depends on a successful application, shaping the right planning strategy can be the key to speed and success. Chris Hicks, Director – Planning, shares his six-step recommendation.

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Consenting data centres in the UK

In the heavily competitive UK market, the right data centre site can be hard to come by. Exponential growth in demand means the programme is tight, and yet even once you’ve purchased the land, there’s no guarantee. Everything depends on the planning application. So how do you increase your chances of success? 

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Our services

  • Acoustics, noise and vibration 
  • Air quality 
  • Architecture 
  • Building services 
  • Civil and structural engineering 
  • Design – concept and detailed 
  • Ecology 
  • Energy efficiency audits and modelling 
  • Energy performance certificates (EPC) and sustainability ratings (BREEAM/LEED) 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 
  • Flood risk 
  • Landscape architecture 
  • Masterplanning 
  • Planning consultancy
  • Point cloud surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Principal designer / CDM consultancy 
  • Project and cost management 
  • Site selection and feasibility 
  • Site / asset optimisation
  • Sustainability and net zero carbon advice 
  • Value engineering 
  • Visual impact assessment 
  • 3D visualisation 


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