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Tech-led solutions connecting a fast-paced world and making legacy a reality.

In a digital world rapid growth in technology and data consumption are creating opportunities for increased connectivity - and organisations need to know that their products and services not only create a positive impact but that their facilities also create an uplift for the communities they touch.

  • Gary Sweeney

    Gary Sweeney

    Growth and Innovation Director

  • Stewart Preston

    Stewart Preston

    Operations Director

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Unrivalled datacentre delivery 

All of our projects are driven by evolving technology and construction methods. With over 25 years at the forefront of datacentre design and construction for global tech-led brands, and as a leading mission-critical solutions provider, we use a trusted seven step formula – covering design, verification and system testing – to deliver dynamic, highly-engineered spaces. Working with clients from pre-construction to full operational delivery, decommissioning and into post-occupancy, our approach to datacentre building is supported by a deep knowledge of smart, efficient environments.  

Our recent projects

TV studio

The Bottle Yard Studios

Bristol, UK

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Topping out milestone at ISG’s Colt datacentre project in Middlesex

We celebrated reaching the highest point in the datacentre construction, with client, Colt Data Centre Services, Hillingdon Council, Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce, and education partners. 

Working with both owner and co-location markets on large-scale projects, we’ve partnered with global tech giants and cloud operators in UK and European locations. Our fully-integrated approach enables us to work transparently with datacentre providers as part of a flat-structured team from the outset, building trust and collaboration while dramatically reducing risk and delivery times across large-scale builds. In Holland, this resulted in a 60MW datacentre for a global tech giant on time, budget and programme in just 55 weeks – a record-breaking time for a datacentre of its size.

Legacy beyond construction

In September 2023, four ISG representatives showcased their findings from the UN Global Compact Innovator Accelerator programme in New York; honing in on the UK's energy demand and exploring how the construction industry could provide solutions to this pressing issue. Notably, datacentres stood out as a sector with substantial energy consumption, but also immense potential for promoting sustainable change and innovation.

UN Compact

Stepping onto the world’s stage, Kajal, Ollie, Poppy and Rosie have come far. Their audience? The United Nations.

Kajal Parekh, Ollie Kent, Poppy Cunningham and Rosie Maxwell, UN Summit, New York, US

Expertise in film and TV studios delivery with effective social impact

An advantageous tax regime and in-demand talent pool has made the UK the premier investment location for new film and TV studio facilities in recent times. These schemes provide a prime opportunity for community engagement and upon completion the production campus provides a boost to the regional economy including job opportunities.

We completed a TV studios project - the expansion of Bristol film and TV production facility, The Bottle Yard Studios - for Bristol City Council. Procured through the Southern Construction Framework, the £12 million redevelopment of industrial property, backed by West of England Combined Authority investment, resulted in three new stages being added to the Studios’ portfolio.

The film and TV studio was named Project of the Year by the Southern Construction Framework, with the win recognising the project team’s expertise in successfully delivery. The framework team commented, "this was a challenging job with really impressive social outcomes. The expansion will create new jobs and provide skills and training opportunities to the wider Bristol community."

Kingsley and Paul sat on a sofa

We recently spoke to Southern Construction Framework's Operations Lead, Kingsley Clarke, about careers in the film and TV sector, and how The Bottle Yard Studios is playing a big part in providing job opportunities in Bristol.

Generative AI and net zero targets driving electronics demand in the UK technology sector

There is currently a burgeoning demand from global technology companies for leading-edge semiconductor research and development. Recent advancements in generative AI technology have spurred significant interest among major tech players and enterprises, sparking heightened demand.

In line with this, we are converting part of the existing facility of Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, into an ultra-cleanroom environment. The scheme builds on our reputation for delivering technically complex and highly-specified environments across sectors, leveraging our specialist experience and strategic supply chain.  

As a further boost, UK Government has announcement a £16.6million investment to give semiconductor researchers and businesses access to new equipment helping them test and make chips for use in high-energy machines like electric cars, supporting wider net zero commitments.

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Construction services

We have been behind some of the nation’s most iconic projects, as well as consistently delivering places that improve quality of life. 

Fit out services

We create exceptional spaces that personify the brands at their heart, working flexibly to offer inventive solutions at every step.
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Hyperscale services

Our hyperscale services draw on cross-sector expertise to provide tailored, tangible solutions on the largest and most complex projects.

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Stewart Preston

Stewart Preston

Operations Director