The Tres Cantos site, to the north west of Madrid, is home to one of BBVA’s European strategic data centres.
The project extended the original data centre facility and is part of an ongoing plan to enhance and secure data capabilities at the site by taking advantage of the permissible built area available on the site.
The design incorporates a perimeter distribution route which provides access to all the buildings associated with the project and provides access to the existing buildings on the site.
The Data Hall is double-skinned and provides a flexible space for the installation and re-configuration of racks, cabinets and servers. Major plant and equipment is located in the basement and lower floors and liquid coolers and pumping is located at roof level.
The Tier IV facility was the first certified in Europe, and when handed over, was one of only six such facilities worldwide.
Bovis Lend Lease provided Project and Construction Management including all cost control and programme management and the team has been engaged to develop the second phase of the project which is substantially additional data space with some additional office accommodation