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Teledata and Sudlows win New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year at Prestigious DCS Awards

Manchester cloud hosting and data centre operator, Teledata, has won New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year at the prestigious DCS (Data Centre Solutions) awards in a collaborative entry with Manchester-based infrastructure specialist, Sudlows. Teledata was also runner up in the Excellence in Data Centre Services category.

The award, which was celebrated at an event in London on 28th October, recognised the project that Teledata and Sudlows undertook to design and build a new, highly efficient data centre at Teledata’s headquarters in Wythenshawe - the third data hall at the firm’s environmentally intelligent server hosting facility.

Working collaboratively, Teledata and Sudlows carried out meticulous space planning, taking into consideration the unique floor plate and structural obstructions that had to be overcome to accommodate the containment for the server racks. Teledata’s iconic 1970s building meant that the project had its challenges during the design, and construction stages. Height restrictions within the data hall meant that careful consideration and planning were required to ensure there were no clashes between electrical and mechanical equipment, and that sufficient space was available for installation of data cabling between the proposed racks.

The build resulted in one of the most advanced and environmentally efficient data centres in the UK, a space which Teledata filled immediately with one of its newest clients - a leading tech giant.

Matt Edgley, director for Teledata commented; “We are honoured to be recognised by the DCS for the second year running. Sudlows were instrumental in the development of our new data centre, and the results speak volumes regarding the brilliant collaborative relationship we have with their team. We would like to thank Sudlows for all of their great work on this project, and I would also like to thank the team at Teledata, who work tirelessly together to help make our business an ongoing success.”

Andy Hirst, managing director for Sudlows added; “It was a pleasure working with Teledata on this project. Our teams worked well together, ensuring the project timescales were achieved and the build was completed to a very high standard. This demonstrates that when clients work closely with design and build specialists, it helps make the project a success.”

Created 10 years ago, the DCS Awards are firmly established as the premier annual celebration of the data centre industry, recognising the achievements of vendors, their business partners, their staff and their customers.

Founded in 2004 Teledata is a Tier 3 data centre facility offering premium colocation, cloud hosting and data centre services to businesses across the UK. The firm’s solutions are designed to enable organisations to protect their applications, data and online presence from the damaging effects of downtime, and to make the most effective and efficient use of technology with secure and scalable hosting platforms tailored to business critical needs. The building has some of the most sophisticated security of any data centre in Europe, with an on-site police-linked, NSI Gold Approved, BS5979 certified control room and alarm receiving centre making Teledata unique in the UK.

In 2020, Teledata received a DCS award for the £1.5 Million project the firm carried out to improve its energy efficiencies - a project which generated a 551 tonne annual carbon saving.

Sudlows is a technical services specialist and data centre provider based in Manchester, which audits, designs, builds, tests and maintains data centres around the world. With three core divisions; Critical Infrastructures, Enterprise Services and Facilities Management, Sudlows provides world class consultancy and infrastructure project delivery across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

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