Elinia Ltd – BT Ignite Tenant
About the project
This purpose built facility based in the Celtic Gateway Business Park, Cardiff Bay, houses computer hardware and software and high speed computer connections to both London Tele House and direct to the USA via a WDA (Welsh Development Agency) funded 3.5G link.
The £26 million scheme was the first purpose built data centre in Wales with over 40,000 square feet of server rack space safeguarded by state of the art technology and security provision in the form of infra red beam detectors, thumbprint and iris scan recognition and instantaneous backup of data. The data centre was the first in Europe to provide N+2 resilience of critical plant ensuring every eventuality is catered for to ensure the continuation of the operation of the IDC should a power or cooling failure occur. The scheme was designed around 1600 w/m² cooling capacity and caters for up to 500 racks per module.
Elinia provides colocation facilities for companies that are seeking to move their servers outside their office buildings as well as offering managed facilities, where Elinia can provide a full data management service. In order to provide this a 36,000 square feet prestigious open planned air conditioned office was also constructed.
ChandlerKBS provided cost and project management advice which then led to the role of Independent Certifier.