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Virtus : A modular data centre

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In 2010, data centre operator Virtus contracted Bouygues Energies & Services to design and build the company’s first site in the UK at Enfield. An efficient collaboration that created a site fully tailored to the customer’s requirements.


months of design and implementation


m² of data rooms


W/m² of capacity for phase 1

Under the terms of the contract with Virtus, Bouygues Energies & Services:

  • Handed over a state-of-the-art TIER 3 data centre
  • Completed the project within a short 10-month time-frame
  • Designed and built a data centre that allowed flexibility and ensured operational continuity at all times
  • Launched phase 1 with a capacity of 1,500W/m² and a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) close to 1
  • Enabled phase 2 works to be completed in an operational data centre with zero downtime

The project was originally conceived as a single-unit building but Bouygues Energies & Services proposed a modular design that enabled a phased handover.

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