Technical information

  • Project: Data centre and administration suite
  • Location: Odense, Denmark
  • Contractor: MACE International
  • Contractor’s architect: NWA plc
  • Contractor’s mechanical & electrical engineer: Cundall
  • Contractor’s civil/structural engineer: Cowi/Søren Jensen
  • Phase 1: Commenced in early 2017. It consisted of the construction and fit out of a data hall block and office building, equivalent to a third of the overall scheme, for a total of 56,090m²
  • Phase 2: The works will consist of the internal fit out of the second building. The third phase has been granted permission and is due to be released as a rapid deployment building. It is expected to be on-site towards the last quarter of 2018

Location: Odense, Denmark
Client: Mace for Facebook
RIBA stage: Role 7 – ODN1;2018, ODN2&3; 2019
Role: Contractor’s Architects
IT power: 2.24kW/m²
IT cooling: Indirect air cooling
IT area: 48,000m²
Total area: 97,000m²

The construction of the Clonee campus met with such success that NWA was appointed to continue their role as the contractor’s architect for the next European Campus site based in Odense Denmark. There are many similarities to the project in Clonee however the building needed to be tailored to suit local code requirements and enhance the design to allow for local district heating connection.

It consists of:

  • 3 data hall buildings on a 133 acre piece of land
  • 2 office blocks
  • 4 data halls per building, each of approximately 4,170m²
  • 2 meet-me rooms for data connectivity
  • Internal plant area of approximately 11,000m²
  • Site infrastructure to include a substation, 2 guard houses,
    access road, internal road, car parking and intensive
  • A local district heating system to recycle 100,000MWh
    of energy per year into residential heating

The design

The Odense data centre facility will be the most advanced and energy efficient data centre in the world. The site will host three data centre buildings, and an office block of circa 3,500m². Each building will accommodate four data halls of approximately 4,100m² and 8MVA power supply. Site infrastructure includes access and internal roads, car parking, entrance security lodge and extensive landscaping. The project, which is designed to use direct air cooling also includes a heat pump facility, which will allow for the recycling of 100,000MWh of energy per year to be recovered from the servers and distributed into the local district heating system.

The Odense data centre will be Facebook’s most sustainable data centre yet. At NWA we are proud to be part of this project.