Critical Infrastructure

Our Critical Infrastructure team are experts in mission critical infrastructure assets that are essential for the operability of business and society. We specialise in the upgrade, de-carbonisation, expansion and modernisation of mission critical engineering led infrastructure across the data centre, media, life sciences, commercial, manufacturing and other high-tech sectors. To minimise the impact of embedded carbon in existing facilities, we look to re-use, re-purpose or refurbish wherever possible.

We deliver project management, cost management, procurement, construction contract administration and capital allowances tax services tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

We are recognised for our exceptional quality of service; close, long-term client relationships and proactive problem solving.

How we helped the leading critical infrastructure provider

BCS were required to manage and co-ordinate a programme of work taking place at sites across Europe such that our client could understand the overall picture at programme and project level. All projects were undertaken in live environments where uptime was sacrosanct.

The Challenge

A six year Europe wide rolling capital programme to replace life expired equipment and remove single point of failure risk from existing data centre electrical and mechanical engineering infrastructure. The programme was to address critical risk to service provision, enhancing resilience and aligned assets to global design standards. The site by site programme of work was matched to a risk assessed schedule of issues developed through survey and operational events.

The Opportunity

To provide comprehensive programme and project level controls to facilitate a consistent delivery platform and governance generating live data. The data from this platform was to be used to prioritise and deliver the workstreams across eleven countries. We were able to leverage our experience of Europe wide project delivery to overcome challenges of culturally diverse working practices and business environments ensuring that the consistency in the roll out of the programme could be maintained.

The Solution

We were able to leverage our experience of Europe wide project delivery to overcome challenges of culturally diverse working practices and business environments ensuring that the common delivery platform that we put in place was implemented successfully. Our reporting processes were agile and clear allowing quick decision making with short lines of communication across the large stakeholder community. Our appreciation of the dynamics of operational facilities ensured that emerging priorities were considered in a structured way and introduced into the programme where appropriate.

Advisory

  • Asset Strategy.
  • Management Consulting.
  • Compliance.
  • Sustainability.
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Programme Management

  • Programme Strategy & Set up.
  • Programme Assurance.
  • Execution Strategy.
  • Programme Management Office.
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Project Management

  • Project Brief Development.
  • Construction Management.
  • Design Management.
  • Testing & Commissioning.
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Cost & Commercial Management

  • Cost Planning & Value Engineering.
  • Cost Audit, Benchmarking & Assurance.
  • Cost Estimating & Control.
  • Whole Life Costing
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Peter Knapp

Executive Vice President, CloudHQ

BCS goes above and beyond to ensure our projects meet the quality we stand for. Close communication, quick response rates and taking ownership of tasks lead to the successful project outcome we seek to achieve as a team. Throughout, the BCS team show commitment to us as a client and partner not only on project-level but also strategically.

Tony Jacob

Vice President of Design & Construction, Interxion

BCS represent us in the best way, taking our challenges, recognising the potential impacts on our business and delivering the right solutions through their totally dependent expertise adding value to our brand

John Lennon

CEO CAM Capital

BCS Utilities has been continually proactive on Cam Capital and Avalon DC projects. The team has applied its expert technical and commercial skillset along with its knowledge of the regulated and de-regulated utilities marketplace to ensure that best value and programme assurance were prioritised at all stages of development

Tassos Christoforou

Director Design and Construction EMEA and APAC at IRON MOUNTAIN

BCS are not operating on a detect and repair mode but on a predict and prevent mode