Con Colbert House Data Centre Description: Live Data Centre Retrofit Con Colbert house contains a data centre to support our client’s IT infrastructure. The equipment in the building remained live and operational while Designer Group refit and extended the data centre adding capacity and resilience. Our BIM Team developed a BIM model of the installation in Revit to aid the coordination process. During the upgrade works the building remained fully operational at all times. Specialist cooling chambers were purpose built to protect and maintain the equipment at the desired operational conditions. Mobile temperature sensors were installed to provide overheating alerts. Designer Group undertook the PSCS role in the project as it was MEP driven. The project was a design and build contract. New plant was added to the design to upgrade the facility to one with resilient UPS, Power, Distribution and Cooling services. The existing plant and equipment remained operational in parallel with the new installation and was removed when all the IT equipment load was fully transferred to the new power distribution boards. The existing installation was fed from underfloor services. The new installation provided independently supplied high-level bus-bars to provide A and B supplies to each cabinet.