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Uptime Institute Stamp of Approval for Kao Data London One

We are pleased to announce that Kao Data London One, designed, built and maintained by JCA, was awarded the highly prestigious Stamp of Approval for Management and Operations by the Uptime Institute. 

London One, the first building on the Kao Data Campus, located on the 36-acre Kao Park development in the Harlow Enterprise Zone on the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor has been operational since January 2018.

The Uptime Institute audit, held over two days in July, was based on the criteria set by the Up Time Institute (UTI) focusing on Management & Operations. JCA team provides most of the audited services, including a full facilities management package on site, including all M&E maintenance/reactive works, office & window cleaning, pest control, landscaping, etc

The report evaluated the staffing levels, skill mix, training, and qualifications of the data centre staff, assessed the effectiveness of the maintenance and processes supporting data centre operations, and reviewed the activities and policies that affect the planning and coordination activities for the site.

For more information about the Uptime Institute’s approval, head over to Kao Data’s website. 

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First place for Kao Data Campus in ASHRAE Technology Awards 

Kao Data and JCA shortlisted for ‘Design Team of the Year’ DCD Award 

JCA showcases data centre firsts at DCW18 with Kao Data London One 


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First place for KAO Data Campus

We are pleased to announce that KAO Data Campus London One, designed and built by JCA, was awarded first place in the prestigious ASHRAE Technology Awards in the ‘Industrial facilities or processes’ category.

London One, the first building on the KAO Data Campus,  located on the 36-acre Kao Park development in the Harlow Enterprise Zone on the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor has been operational since January 2018.

Energy consumption

The explosive growth of data is changing the world and as such the Data Centre industry is driven by the continuingly prodigious consumer demand for data; greater volumes of data and content, transmitted and received faster, whilst being stored indefinitely, facilitated by the technological advancements in the compute, storage and networking, required to meet the demand.

Data centres consume a tremendous amount of energy therefore a primary consideration for the design team was to ensure that the facility was as energy efficient as possible, especially as the power density of electronic equipment has been steadily increasing.

Energy efficiency

JCA has designed Kao Data London One to deliver market leading efficiency, with the innovative use of technical infrastructure and building engineering expertise to provide Kao Data with a product that provides the highest standard of efficiency, resilience, operational sustainability and connectivity.

JCA’s focus on delivering the highest levels of sustainability has also resulted in Kao Data London One achieving BREEAM Excellent Design Certification. Kao Data also maintains the internal environmental conditions to ASHRAE’s most‐stringent Class A1 Recommended Environment without the use of any mechanical refrigeration. This is unprecedented for a wholesale data centre in the UK.

ASHRAE Technology Awards

The ASHRAE Technology Awards program acknowledges, on an international scale, successful applications of innovative design, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality, and good mechanical design. The Awards recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

The award will be presented during the Plenary Session of the Society’s Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Saturday 1st February.

For KAO Data’s full press release, please visit: Kao Data Wins Global ASHRAE Technology Award for ‘Industrial Facilities and Processes’.

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For more information about our design and engineering services please visit the Services section or to find out more about some of our recent projects, view our Portfolio.

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JCA at Data Centre World 2019



JCA is back at Data Centre World 2019!

Join us at the UK’s largest independent data centre event. Data Centre World is attended by over 20,000 visitors, hundreds of leading data centres and technology providers and best practitioners.

We will be exhibiting at stand D1135. Come and join us to discuss how our services could help with your next data centre project.

We had some fantastic successes in 2018 within the data centre sector that we would like to celebrate with you!

In April JCA was shortlisted for the 2018 DCS Awards in the category ‘New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year’ for the design and build of Kao Data London One, the first of four data centres on the Kao Data Centre Campus.

Later in the year, together with Kao Data, we were shortlisted for the prestigious global DCD Awards 2018 in the category ‘Design Team of the Year’ which recognises the achievements of the architects, engineers and contractors that design and build data centres.

This year we are already busy working on new exciting projects for existing and new clients in the data centre sector.

Visit us at stand D1135 to find out how our in-house services could help with your next project. We hope to see you there!


Click below to register for your FREE ticket or head over to Data Centre World website.




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