Arqiva Crawley Court Data Centre
ION have designed many data centre projects over the past 15 years. On this project, ION were engaged to lead the design and construction of a Tier 3 new data centre for Arqiva to host TV transmission services across the UK and beyond. The building achieved BREEAM Excellent rating and included HV ad LV power supplies, static UPS, standby generators, central air conditioning, specialist earthing and fire suppression.
Great care was taken to minimise energy consumption throughout, including the provision of low energy chillers, high efficiency UPS units, LED lighting and BMS controls.
NATS – Great Dun Fell
ION have an ongoing relationship with the National Air Traffic Service for the design of replacement critical infrastructure in their remote sites across the UK.
The radar surveillance site at Great Dun Fell is located at one the highest points in the Pennines, Cumbria and experiences extreme weather conditions. As a result the building is highly sealed and heated via a series of mechanical ventilation systems. These were originally installed in the 1980s and were inefficient.
ION worked with NATS in the design of new variable speed drives and BMS controls to modify the control strategy. This resulted in a 60% reduction is fuel consumption.
Watford Borough Council – Decarbonisation
To meet Watford Borough Councils aspirations to reach net zero carbon by 2030, ION Consulting assisted the Council with designing and installing energy reduction technologies as part of the Governments Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
Existing poor quality interior lighting was changed for new low-energy intelligent LED lighting, roof mounted photo-voltaic panels and battery storage reduce the energy drawn from the national grid plus improvements to heating zoning, controls and metering reduce the carbon footprint of this large public sector building.
The building will become the focal part of a new cultural hub for the city.