Shenton Park Data Centre is the fourth project we’ve delivered for Metronode. Located 6 km west of Perth’s CBD, the state of the art two-storey modular data centre is a mix of traditional construction and prefabricated modules assembled on site.
We were awarded the project after successfully delivering similar projects for Metronode in Derrimut, Victoria; Silverwater, New South Wales; and Unanderra, New South Wales.
The project scope included the construction of Techspace comprising a two-storey office building of steel frame structure with light wall framing and a lift; a two-storey data hall constructed of 12 prefabricated modules manufactured in the United Kingdom and installed on site; three one-storey integrated power modules constructed of prefabricated modules manufactured in Australia and installed on site; and a single storey plant room and switchroom constructed of conventional blockwork.
Strategic sequencing of the different buildings following the reticulation and distribution of power to critical areas was a key factor in the successful delivery of the project.Th primary focus was on the plant room, followed by the data halls and finally the tech space. Critical areas, such as the POP rooms in the tech space, were fast-tracked to achieve a clean room environment and grant access to the trades, such as electrical, communication and security.
The project was successfully delivered to a tight programme of 22 weeks, achieved through effective communication and close management of trades, weekly milestone goal setting and continual monitoring.
Data centres are an unusual and demanding environment, requiring the highest levels of technical delivery combined with ‘cleanroom’ requirements. To successfully deliver against these demanding requirements, while meeting Metronode’s demanding schedule, is a testament to Larissa’s capability and professionalism.