Data Centres

blu-3: International leader in data centre delivery
blu-3 are a key supply chain partner on CLN Data Centre having been the first contractor on site way back when the project started in 2016. They continue to provide an exemplary service where customer focus is to the forefront of everything they do. They live and breathe their company value of working responsively, collaboratively and passionately with Mace and other key stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
Ray Craig: Project Director Mace: CLN Data Centre(s) Ireland
I have worked with Blu 3 for many years. They are always proactive, have always completed on time and to the highest standards.
Mick Butler Project Director ISG

blu-3 is a leading data centre infrastructure provider delivering high profile projects for leading public and private organisations across Northern Europe. The blu-3 team excels in delivering outstanding site health and safety, with a number of accreditations and awards for its performance.

With a range of civil engineering capabilities through to construction and fit out, blu-3 offers turnkey services, including mechanical and electrical, to meet even the most challenging and complex project needs.

blu-3 is a trusted and reliable partner for data centre projects providing certainty of delivery, on time and on budget for clients.

At blu-3, we’ve developed an unrivalled reputation for excellence in data centre infrastructure delivery. We have built an outstanding team with extensive knowledge of the unique challenges that data centres present and take huge pride in our focus on Health, Safety and Quality.

A smooth and efficient project
Main Contractor
blu-3 (UK) Ltd.

Project Challenges & Solutions:

  • Sourcing the material 
  • Working to a tight schedule and ensuring the concrete slabs are completed on time 
  • Sequencing construction activities with complex lead times 
  • Liaising with UK material suppliers for a wide range of construction solutions 
  • Liaising with local contractors for the best local knowledge ie. labour, plant hire, local procedures, technical Danish standards, etc. 
  • Fast tracking courier services 
  • Incorporation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled us to carefully plan the works and minimise the impact of design issues on construction by continuously reviewing design ahead of the execution on site 
  • Use of QA/QC to formulate accurate and detailed inspection reports on each deliverable which instantly allowed for client and designer sign off. This meant a continual review of output and incorporation of feedback in the works 


  • Installation of 7200m of kerbs 
  • Paves, steps and floor tiles 
  • Plastic arming pavers for overflow grassed parking areas 
  • Steel edging installation between grass areas and hard surfaces, and around the perimeter of the building 
  • Installation of roadways – 19,200m2 
  • Road signage 
  • Fixtures – waste bins, bollards, furniture, bike and smoking shelters and wood terraces 
  • Installation, manufacture, sourcing and delivery of all components relating to the site security fence 
  • Installation, manufacture, sourcing and delivery of pipe railing crash barrier 

Working in a country where the weather is a constant challenge can have a big impact on groundworks and concrete pouring.


  • Design & Build 
  • Delivering site wide enabling 
  • Multi utility disconnections & coordinations 
  • Site wide traffic management through Transport for London (TFL) & Westminster City Council (WCC) 
  • Civil engineering works in 3 phases to improve transport in London 

Excellence in delivery during Covid

blu-3 acted as principal contractor for the client at multiple phases of the project Delivering the works in exceptionally tight timeframes with uncompromising programmes

Middenmeer, The Netherlands
10 months

blu-3 proposed new innovative methods to cut down on long lead times

Project Challenges & Solutions:

  • No existing supply chain was in place, so the team had to carry out the complete set-up of a new one 
  • Very long lead times, but the blu-3 team proposed new and innovative methods which significantly cut the time taken to finalise all piling on site 
  • Programme could have slowed due to social distancing measures, but the team requested all sub-contractors prefabricated where possible which helped provide more time 


  • All enabling works across the site including roads, pathways, fencing and signage 
  • Various permanent works which included piling, drainage, control rooms, cladding and landscaping 
Minimal disruption to Birmingham
Garrison Data Centre, Birmingham
Main Contractor
blu-3 (UK) Ltd.

Close collaboration with highways authorities and other statutory bodies established early

Project Challenges & Solutions:

Planned a route for the 1,700M HV cable install with the following constraints: 

  • Traffic and pedestrians in the city Centre
  • The amount of services Gas, Water and Electric within the footpath and carriageway of the proposed route for the cable installation 

blu-3 excavated a number of trial holes in feasibility along the HV install route to determine the most economical and efficient solution 


An Uptime Institute certified Tier III data centre facility, ensuring the highest levels of availability, security and connectivity. 

  • Data centre had a PUE of <1.3 saving money for the client and kinder to the environment
  • Design, supply, installation, test and commissioning of dualA & B 14MVA power supplies to Garrison Technology Park
  • Installation of two ducts system & pulling of cables
  • Joint bays and Lovink jointing to WPD standards
  • Supply and installation of two substations, including bases and enclosure 

Should you wish to talk to our Data Centre team, please contact us