Telecity, Ireland

Project Name

Telecity, Ireland



Main Contractor:



Kirby (as design and build MEP contractor)


Telecity NWBP Unit 14 Phase 7


Dublin, Ireland




Data Centres


Electrical Services and Instrumentation, Mechanical Piping & HVAC Services, and Off-Site Manufacturing


Telecity Group were converting an existing warehouse facility in Dublin to a 6MW Tier 3 designed Data Centre and Kirby was appointed as lead design and build MEP contractor, with manpower peaking at 120 people.

Kirby also led the 3D model development and coordination for the project. We utilised Autodesk Naviswork and Revit to produce a fully integrated live federated model. Daily clash detection reports were developed to manage the coordination process with our CSA partners. We used an in-house 3D point cloud scanner to import all existing site conditions and configurations into the 3D model and thereafter designed all services to a 25mm tolerance. Overhead powerlines meant the installation of major equipment also had to be factored into the design.

Limited space on-site drove the requirement for off-site fabrication. Kirby pre-fabricated 90% of the pipework off-site using isometrics produced directly from the model. Individual spools were shipped to site for assembly thereby minimising the need for on-site welding.

Kirby was also responsible for the development and execution of complete level 1 to level 5 commissioning plan including development of scripts and the documentation of the IST.


Kirby scope of works included the design, installation and commissioning of all electrical and mechanical services.

The electrical systems installed by Kirby included:

• MV Distribution
• LV Distribution
• Generator
• General and Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection and Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder and CCTV
• Earthing and Bonding
• Voice and Data Distribution
• Lightning Protection

The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:

• Chilled Water including Chillers, CRAC’s and Hybrid Coolers
• Low Temperature Hot Water
• Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation
• Supply and Extract Ventilation Distribution
• Fire Suppression
• Treated Water
• VRF Air Conditioning
• Leak Detection
• Gas
• Soils and Wastes
• Domestic Water Services

Installed plant items included 4 number chillers, 2 number generators, MV/LV switchgear, LV distribution boards, PLC control system, Adiabatic Coolers, CRAC’s, AHUs, Supply & Extract Fans, VRF Units, Condensers, UPS Units.

The total project meterage consisted of 44,000m of cable, 8,000m of containment, 350 number instruments and loops, 20,000 number of I/O points; 2,500m of utility pipework and 800m² of duct.

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