- Case Study
- Zen Internet
Zen Internet is one of the UK’s leading independent Internet Service Providers (ISP). When launched in 1995, Zen was one of the first ISP’s in the country and has remained at the cutting-edge of the industry ever since, proven by winning many service accolades including 12 Which? endorsements over the past 7 years.
Sudlows were engaged to design and build a new data centre facility located at the company’s headquarters in Rochdale. This new £4 Million facility required a new energy efficient and extremely resilient design in order to retain Zen’s award winning levels of support for its customers. The project forms the first of a number of planned phases over the next few years, with the primary objective of installing 56 new data cabinets of the ground floor, with the expansion potential for 14 more.
Robin Griffith, at Zen commented:
“We are really pleased with the new data centre. It would have been relatively easy to deliver our requirements if we were building a brand new site, but having to work within the constraints of an existing building required great team work between Zen and Sudlows. The ability of the team to solve problems both during the design, and then during the build was essential; the way Sudlows accommodated our requirements and offered advice meant that we were able to deliver a first class facility. Furthermore, their delivery plan looked extremely challenging and there were concerns about how the work might affect our operations but they have delivered to plan and been praised for the lack of disruption. We have worked well together and I’m looking forward to the next phase.”