Nomura House, St Martin’s Le Grand

Client: Nomura
Project Value: 48m GBP
Location: London, UK

Data Centre (Phase I Refurbishment Project) This project at Nomura’s European Headquarters entailed the construction of a highly serviced and substantial new data centre and included all new IT within a fully occupied operational building. The data centre which was built to a Tier IV Standard (TIA 942) comprises a 10,000sqft equipment room of over 800 cabinets and is served by its own dedicated cooling system from two 750kW air cooled chillers. Twin UPS power systems each capable of supporting 1000kVA provide the resilience (N+1) that Nomura demanded in order to ensure business continuity. Sensitive issues regarding placing new plant on the roof and noise restrictions during office hours had to be tackled as part of this project. As the Project Manager and Contract Administrator for the data centre contract, Leckie played a key role in liaising with the client as well as undertaking the co-ordination of the design team and contractors.

The Data Centre contract formed part of the phase 1 refurbishment plan for the building and therefore formed a part of a much wider scheme. Leckie Waterhouse was part of the Programme management leadership team that included several other PMs each managing projects within the Phase 1 scheme.