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Data centre design and build

Procol have successfully delivered data centre design and build projects of varying size and complexity, with most in the £1-million to £5-million bracket. We also undertake data centre upgrades and, for smaller businesses, we design and fit out server rooms.

Our in-depth M&E experience, in-house project-management expertise and extensive credentials have made us first choice for a growing number of clients – including those whose data centre security requirements and technical specifications are particularly demanding. Our team’s capability is augmented by that of trusted external consultants and specialist equipment suppliers, who work with us on data centre projects when needed.

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Our professional services include:

  • Space planning of data centres and offices

  • Technical room design

  • Mechanical and electrical design and specification

  • Equipment and material sourcing and installation

  • Management of planning applications

  • Management of building control applications

  • End-to-end project management including selection and management of sub-contractors

  • Assistance to ensure client’s compliance with CDM 2015 regulations

  • Compliance with main contractor responsibilities under CDM 2015

Our clients include:

  • Vodafone (Cable & Wireless)

  • Huawei

  • Siemens

  • Thales Defence

  • General Electric

  • Smiths Group

  • Future Electronics

Key elements of data centres designed and built by Procol

Data centre construction


We can undertake and manage the entire construction process, and aim to make the build of your data centre smooth and stress-free.

Our specialist technical expertise in this area has been put to good use on many occasions, including ongoing projects for a global data and telecoms supplier.

Air conditioning in a data centre

Air conditioning

Our in-house team designs and installs high-efficiency cooling systems from 5kw to 5MW, with inbuilt redundancy levels to meet your requirements.

As an independent supplier, we create bespoke solutions that utilise technologies ranging from inverter-driven direct expansion, and indirect free-cooling chilled water, through to direct fresh-air free cooling with DX backup.

Power supply for a data centre


Our M&E expertise makes us ideally placed to design and co-ordinate all aspects of the power supply for your data centre.

We frequently manage the installation of the power train from the HV transformer, switchgear, generators and UPS, right down to rack level inside the data centre. We can also take care of any associated small-power works.

Cooling system for a data centre

Energy efficiency

We can help you minimise the energy costs in your data centre.

For example, we specify and install innovative and bespoke solutions such as lighting systems with money-saving environmental controls, and direct and indirect free-air cooling systems that are considerably cheaper to run than traditional direct-expansion or chilled-water systems.

Build and fit out of a data centre


We are experienced in constructing secure environments to high levels of Government accreditation, including the design and fabrication of specialist components such as Billinghurst grilles.

A high proportion of our staff are cleared to SC for the purposes of this work. We are also becoming increasingly involved in data centre projects of a List X standard.

Fire protection equipment being installed in a data centre

Fire protection

We manage the installation of fully integrated fire-detection and gas-extinguishing or suppression systems.

These include IG 55 and nitrogen water mist for generator rooms, as well as VESDA early warning systems to detect very early signs of overheating or fire in technical spaces.

Backup generator for a data centre

Redundancy and power protection

It’s important that your data centre remains unaffected should the mains supply fail. So we work closely with our consultants and switchgear, generator and UPS suppliers to design, supply and install power supply systems with a high level of resilience.

Our work in this area includes experience of supplying and managing power, generator and fuel-system installations up to 6MW (N+1).

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