The large back-up generators were supported on steel framework within the external plant compound, with the accompanying fuel tanks buried below ground. The scheme required extensive liaison and coordination with specialist manufacturers and suppliers as well as traditional design of structure and foundations.
The project included the creation of new roads, secure entrance areas and loading bay canopies. The distribution of significant data cabling below ground throughout the site also required extensive design consideration, particularly where interfacing with the existing building.
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