Data centres

As the global economy transforms into a digital economy, our society has never been more reliant on digital technology and resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this process. We are supporting data centre clients to increase capacity and manage construction risk, so they can keep delivering 24/7.

Meeting demand for connectivity in data centres

It is estimated that over 59 zettabytes of data were created, captured, copied, and consumed last year (a zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes). The digital infrastructure to enable this is significant.

The data centre is now a recognised real estate asset type and there is no shortage of investment funds looking to capitalise on the market conditions. End-user spending on global data centre infrastructure is projected to reach $200bn in 2021.

Our expertise in data centres

We have been at the forefront of Hyperscale data centre development from the outset, delivering multi-billion pounds/dollars of construction each year globally.

With our global footprint and client base, we bring local market insight combined with our in-depth understanding of global trends, giving our clients confidence when entering new markets. We deliver industry-leading global expertise and knowledge, locally. 

We know what it costs to procure, design, build and operate data centres in both established and emerging markets. We work with clients to deliver certainty and maximise their return on investment, delivering effective programme management, project and cost management and project controls services.

Our services are underpinned by our market-leading digital products, collectively providing a single source of truth to deliver predictable outcomes, everywhere.

Global network of data centre experts

With hundreds of experienced data centre professionals across the world, we can scale up and mobilise quickly, working flexibly to address issues fast.

Depth of experience

We have delivered over 5000MW of capacity across more than 200 global data centre projects covering every major market and region.

Working with market-leading clients

We work directly for all of the leading CSPs (cloud service providers) and the majority of their outsource operators (wholesale and colocation) in the established global markets.

Projects

Read how we have worked to deliver new build, expansion and refurbishment projects for tier III and IV data centres that meet clients’ needs for efficiency, value and operational continuity.

Data centre perspectives

Our experts give their views on the global market developments and trends in the rapidly evolving data centre sector, as well as sharing the latest business intelligence.

Now in its fourth year, our data centre cost index is the construction industry’s only cost index specified to data centres. The research analyses construction input costs – including labour and materials – across 40 key markets, alongside industry sentiment and insight from global poll of data centre professionals.

Data centre services

From programme strategy and set-up through to post-project operational readiness, we take ownership of the performance agenda. Our expertise in programme and project management drives the efficient and effective delivery that the data centre sector demands.

Our cost and commercial management expertise and tools ensure robust control at every stage, while our procurement strategy and management enable clients to unlock the full value of the supply chain in programmes and projects.

Data centres contacts