Securiclad constructed and installed a secure data room for a world-renowned London university, enabling it to protect servers and sensitive electronic information from forced entry, fire and weather damage.
The installation, which formed part of a significant investment by the university in security, is situated in a former underground car park.
Securiclad was engaged by the university’s design consultant to provide a secure data room that needed to not only withstand attempts at forced entry, but that also had to be weather resistant, durable, watertight and fire resistant for up to four hours.
There was also a further structural challenge: to overcome the space and height restrictions created by the underground site. Securiclad therefore provided panels which were made to measure off-site so that they could accommodate the sloping roof, once installed. In addition, delivery and installation were time-critical, as the room needed to be completed before mechanical and electrical contractors completed their phase of the project – any delay would have hindered their progress.
By manufacturing a bespoke system for the university and supplying pre-finished panels (therefore negating the need for wet trade requirements), Securiclad was able to keep installation time to a minimum, allowing the project to be completed on schedule and to the requirements of other contractors.
It also provided consultation, technical expertise and advice at the design stage, and the installation was undertaken by trained and certified contractors fully conversant with the product and pre-determined parameters for compliance.