We ‘Deep Dive’ with Peter Westwood, UK Data Centre Director, SPIE, who tells us about life inside and outside the office.
What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry?
I have been very fortunate in my career to have worked on some of the largest data centre projects in the UK and have many memorable achievements but some of the best for me were related to innovation and prefabrication solutions where we built 75% of the mechanical and electrical services off site with over 500 modules and plant skids.
This not only delivered speed to market in record time but produced the best quality standards in a controlled environment in the safest manner. If you think that prefabrication and modularisation is common place now, a decade ago this type of work was truly groundbreaking.
This was extremely forward thinking for its time and I was working with one of the first companies to execute it at this scale.
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