Leading design and build contractor in the data centre industry, JCA, is proud to announce that, working with Kao Data, we have been shortlisted in the ‘Design Team of the Year’ category at the global DCD Awards 2018.

The category recognises the achievements of the architects, engineers and contractors that design and build data centres. Tom Absalom, Managing Director at JCA, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted with Kao Data in this prestigious category. Kao Data London One data centre is a showcase for our full design and construction capability, as well as demonstrating our innovative and collaborative approach to critical infrastructure projects, working closely with both client and supply chain partners to achieve the highest levels of operational and sustainable delivery.”

Kao Data and JCA undertook a truly collaborative, open approach to enable the free-flowing of ideas, high levels of project dynamism and problem solving to achieve Kao Data’s objectives of delivering on time and on budget.

For Kao Data, the driving force for the project was to create a product that was market leading in terms of quality, efficiency and innovation and to be able to offer state-of-the-art carrier neutral data centre space at a strategic location just outside London and in doing so form one of the largest data centre campuses in the UK.

Jan Daan Luycks, CEO of Kao Data, said: “The collective experience of Kao Data’s senior management team allied with JCA’s building engineering expertise has delivered a facility of the highest standard in the areas of efficiency, resilience, operational sustainability and connectivity. The design and construction of the data centre follows the innovative principles of the Open Compute Project and as such is one of the first carrier neutral wholesale data centres to do so.”

JCA’s focus on delivering the highest levels of sustainability has also resulted in Kao Data London One achieving BREEAM Excellent Certification.

The overarching principle of collaborative engagement and an engineering led approach to the design and construction has enabled Kao Data to achieve its objective and the business now operates one of the most advanced data centres anywhere in the world.

All entries have been reviewed by an independent panel of industry experts and the awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday 6th December in London.


To find out more about DCD Awards 2018, visit https://www.dcdawards.global/ 

To find out more about JCA’s services, visit https://jca.co.uk/what-we-do/