A Successful handover for Bouygues Energies & Services at VIRTUS LONDON5 Data Centre

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Bouygues Energies & Services is delighted to announce they have successfully completed the design and build of the VIRTUS LONDON5 Data Centre. VIRTUS is the fastest growing Data Centre provider in the UK. 

VIRTUS LONDON5 data centre is part of the impressive VIRTUS Stockley Park Campus. The facility offers efficient, agile and flexible infrastructure comprising of over 10,000m² of IT technical data space and delivering 24MW of a total IT load. The facility is the first of four data centre facilities that will see the creation of VIRTUS’s first Hyper-scale campus.

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Bouygues Energies & Services are pleased to announce they are supporting DATACENTRE.ME!

DATACENTRE.ME host a Data centre networking event - a simple concept. Meet fellow data centre professionals, talk about the latest data centre news & most importantly, create connections. These business connections can be excellent for selling your services/products, recommendations & keeping track of the latest news - something that is vital for any company in the data centre industry. This is an exclusive invite-only, end user event. 


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Highly secure and reliable facilities for Interxion, Marseille

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Interxion is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, with over 45 data centres across Europe. Specialising in energy efficient, network security and scalable facilities, Interxion required a new data centre in Marseille that would match their capacity for high-specification infrastructure of mission critical It systems.


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The new data centre was to be located in the very centre of Marseille, in close proximity to public transport for improved accessibility. The 6200m² facility also needed to be designed to allow maintenance operations with no impact on service.

Service Solutions

Bouygues Energies & Services were appointed as the design & build partner for this project. Our solution included a 6200m² facility with 16 MW dual grid connection, 2N+1 UPS redundancy and up to 99.999% availability SLA.

The data centre was designed with dual fibre entry to the building, providing access to more than 13 connectivity providers and direct access to France-XI, DE-CIX and NL IX internet exchanges. Our offer included the fit out of cabinets, cages and private rooms, as well as extensive security capabilities.

We installed advanced fire detection and suppression systems, including very early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA) and an inert gas fire suppression system to ensure business continuity. Our security provisions included CCTV, proximity cards and biometric entry, as well as optimal detectors positioned at regular intervals across the technical spaces. We implemented environmental controls to ensure optimised energy efficiency by installing chillers, cooling towers and cabinets in cold aisle containment. So, that the facility may be operated far beyond the industry minimum standards for energy.

Benefits to the client

A single point of contact to boost performance. Providing detailed design, architectural, procurement, installation, mechanical & electrical services, and Integrated System Testing (IST) to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

Industry-leading energy efficiency. Provision of innovative cooling technologies to ensure that Interxion’s data centre optimises energy usage.

Longevity in design. 2N redundant design architecture to allow future maintenance operations with minimal impact on ongoing service


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Paris West Data Centre

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Global Switch are a leading owner, operator and developer of large scale, multi-tenanted data centres across the globe. They required the construction of a new data centre (Paris West) to be built alongside their existing facility (Paris East), which has been in operation since 2001.


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The new, complementary structure needed to include almost 10,000m² of client space, with a total floor area of 16,400m² spread over 7 floors, including 2 basements.

Service Solutions

Working as part of a construction consortium, Bouygues Energies & Services carried out the Mechanical & Electrical works for the delivery of this project. The first phase of the project included the completion of the electrical and mechanical installation on four levels of client space, as well as all technical rooms, and HV/LV risers.

Our solution included the following environmental controls air conditioning of all client spaces, technical rooms through approximately 200 Computer Room Air Conditioning Units (CRACs) and the complete chilled water supply and distribution via 15 chillers, 8 of which were installed as part of phase 1.

We also installed six 2900kVA generators as a back up power supply to general services and chillers, as well as BMS control for all technical systems, fire detection, inert gas fire suppression systems, access control and intrusion alarms to maximise network security, resilience and business continuity.

Benefits to the client

A single point of contact to boost performance. Providing detailed design, architectural, construction, procurement, mechanical and electrical services, and Integrated System Testing (IST) to assure the delivery of a world class facility.

Security and resilience. The facility construction has been designed and implemented to guarantee permanent continuity of seamless service under all circumstances.


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PA4 Data Centre Paris

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EQUINIX are one of the world’s largest data centre and colocation providers; they required the refurbishment of an existing postal sorting facility into an operational data centre.


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The refurbishment was to take place over 3 phases, adding a total of 11,400m² of data hall space. The Phase 1 works were completed in the summer of 2012, comprising 4,100m² data hall space, plus associated technical rooms and office floors.

EQUINIX required the facility to be designed to offer a high degree of reliability and availability, with the capability of operating continuously, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year.

Our Solution

Bouygues Energies & Services were appointed as the design & build partner for the further refurbishment works. Our solution included a double MV supply of 32MW, provided from 2 separate ERDF substations and a UPS system designed with N+1 UPS modules in each of the 4 strings. Each dual corded server was also supplied from 2 separate strings.

We ensured fuel storage tanks had the capacity to run at full output for 36 hours and designed all mechanical systems with N+1 redundancy, allowing maintenance within each system to protect the facility from equipment failure, offering business continuity.

We installed 1200 KW chillers with free cooling modules to ensure environmental controls , as well as building and electrical network monitoring systems (BMS / ENMS), fire detection, access control and CCTV for maximum facility control and security.

We also employed energy efficient design principles, improving Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to reduce cost and environmental impact.

Benefits to the client

A single point of contact to boost performance. Providing detailed design, architectural, construction, procurement, mechanical and electrical services, and commissioning to assure the delivery of a world class facility.

Energy efficient design. By designing the facility with the environment in mind, we were able to improve PUE, which reduces client running costs. Over 50% of electrical energy supplied to the facility is from renewable sources, further minimising environmental impact. 

Safety and security as priority. By implementing various features such as a back-up fuel tank, fire detection and chillers, the client can be assured that the facility is a safe and secure location to host their services.

Bouygues Energies & Services successfully handover

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Bouygues Energies & Services Successfully Handed Over Virology Research Laboratory

Bouygues Energies & Services (BYES) are delighted to announce they have successfully completed the Virology Research Laboratories extension for AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, in Speke.

Following a fast track programme that consisted of 34 weeks, an extension was delivered on time and high-quality without affecting the client’s operation. 

Bouygues Energies & Services get moving with the Virgin Pulse Challenge!

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Bouygues Energies & Services get moving with the Virgin Pulse Challenge!

There is a huge emphasis on staff wellbeing at Bouygues Energies & Services, not only for their mental health but also for their physical health. To promote a healthier lifestyle this year Bouygues Energies & Services Contracting teams are taking part in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge.