ISG wins £7.6m Wellcome Trust datacentre scheme

6 September 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus logo - ISG

ISG has secured an £7.6m datacentre project with global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust at its Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

The Trust carries out cutting-edge research into human and animal health, and this scheme provides additional computing power and enhanced network resilience at Wellcome’s world-renowned campus.

ISG will build out the final quadrant of the existing on-site datacentre, delivering a new 1.2 MW high density rack facility, with associated mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

As the Trust’s demand for increasing computing power rises, this additional capacity is vital to assist research and development (R&D) operations.

The second element of the project provides greater power supply resilience to the Trust’s core infrastructure.

ISG will install a series of diesel rotary uninterruptible power supply units (DRUPS) to provide secure and stable power to the datacentre, as well as installing new high voltage (HV) infrastructure across the campus.

Danny Blakeston, managing director of ISG’s Engineering Services business, commented: “The demand for additional compute power and storage capacity, combined with the certainty of mechanical and electrical systems resilience are key drivers for Wellcome Trust, and our first project at the Genome Campus will help address these core requirements.

“This is a challenging and highly complex scheme in a busy, live environment, where maintaining continuity for critical infrastructure throughout the project duration is a pre-requisite.

“Our international datacentre delivery credentials proved key to our appointment and we’re looking forward to playing a small role in the ongoing success of the campus and its important global research projects.”