Approach

At NWA plc we are designing some of the most cutting edge data centres in the world. Our specialist team work alongside our clients to provide holistic designs that are ground breaking, robust, energy efficient and considerate to the environment.

With a proven track record in data centre design and 100% success rate in achieving planning consent for DC developments in the UK, Europe and Asia we deliver bespoke yet simple solutions for our clients to suit their requirements – present and future.

And we have been doing so since the practice was established in 2002.

Practice profile

NWA is founded on a vast understanding and experience of the data centre design. Our best asset and strength is the relationship we have developed with our clients and the end users from whom we continue to learn enabling us to deliver ever more meaningful and efficient SOLUTIONS.

Currently employing 20 staff, NWA is able to deliver buildings of exceptional quality in both design and construction detailing.
From its Hertfordshire base, the practice has completed a variety of projects ranging in value from £750,000 to £250 million throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. NWA is run as a PLC and holds PI cover to the value of £10 Million.

Data centre experience

Since 2002 NWA has successfully achieved planning consent for 18 schemes on a variety of sites worldwide, many of which have involved the resolution of complex planning issues. From warehouse conversions to large new build data centre and office schemes on brown field sites, the practice has designed and obtained planning consent for in excess of 350,000m² of data centre space. On the next page is an extract of some of the most significant projects

Our expertise includes:

  • Data centre master planning
  • Due diligence surveys
  • BREEAM/ LEED assessments
  • Planning advice
  • Landscape design
  • Interior design
  • Statutory/regulatory compliance
  • Briefing advice Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • CGIs, virtual reality & other graphic interfaces

Our clients & partners

Some of our latest projects:

BIM Technology

What is BIM? Building Information
Modelling (BIM) is a process of recording
all geometry, building component
characteristics and data information
needed to illustrate a construction project
throughout its entire life cycle to
ensure maximum efficiency from
design to operation.
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