Skanska wins £53m Slough data centre job

Skanska has signed a £53m contract to build a new data center in Slough for developer Virtus.

The LONDON11 data centre design and build job includes fit-out of six new data halls, construction of external steelwork plant gantries, plant rooms for mechanical and electrical and public health services, all MEPH infrastructure across the site and office fit out.

Construction work begins this month to complete the project by Spring 2023.

The construction of LONDON11 will add more than 13MW of new capacity within 5,500m2 of net technical space at the Slough campus.

This increases Virtus’ total data centre estate to more than 178MW and 77,000 sq m across its UK locations.

This includes the four data centres within Virtus’ Stockley Park Campus, all built by Bouygues Energies & Services and makes Virtus Data Centres one of Europe’s leading data centre providers.

Neil Cresswell, CEO of Virtus Data Centres said: “The start of building LONDON11 is a significant milestone in a busy year for Virtus.

“Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic our focus on operational excellence has enabled us to provide safe, reliable service to our valued customers, from our five live data centres, whilst also safely bringing two additional new data centres live in the past six months.”