Data centres

As data centres get larger, closer to urban populations and environmental regulation increases, it’s getting increasingly difficult to find suitable sites and gain planning approval. We take a holistic approach, with an eye for design detail and an understanding of the engineering drivers, to help our clients navigate planning authorities, gain building permits and deliver data centres across Europe and Latin America.

Hyphen has been designing telecoms facilities and data centres since 1982, with over 100 projects undertaken around Europe. In the last three years, we’ve supported the delivery of 1.8 million sqft of data centre space. Our clients include major co-locators, cloud-providers and mission critical facilities consultants, who welcome our responsive and flexible approach.

Data centres: why should architects work in this sector?

Matías Menichetti,
Victoria Ruiz Del Portal Urraca,
Bill Cross
March 23, 2022
Architects play an essential role in the development of data centres. Usually led by MEP engineers, with a strong emphasis on functionality, data centres are evolving, and architects will be needed more and more in this multidisciplinary sector. These structures are becoming an increasing part of our urban landscapes and […]

BIM and the pandemic: two years on

Ronnie Lammerts van Bueren
February 16, 2022
January 24, 2020 was the date when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Europe. Just over two years on and its significance is obvious, as is the pandemic that followed and what this has meant to our daily lives. This has, of course, effected the way we work – […]

Chile: Latin America’s up-and-coming cloud region

Matías Menichetti
June 11, 2021
Chile is the regional hub for some of the biggest names in the data centre industry and over the last year, we’ve provided tailored architectural services for cloud providers and operators across Latin America. But why are we seeing so much growth in this market and what role do we […]

Permitting challenges for data centres across Europe

Tony Luck
November 11, 2020
As he attends DCD Europe’s virtual conference, Hyphen’s director and data centre specialist, Tony Luck, shares his insights into local planning regulations and how these vary depending on location. – With a network of offices across Europe and Latin America, Hyphen has obtained over 100 permits for data centre projects […]

Chile: Latin America’s new digital hub?

Matías Menichetti
August 20, 2020
The coronavirus started to significantly affect us in Chile around two weeks after it forced the closure of our offices in Europe. As One Hyphen, our teams have experience working together from opposite sides of the world however, whilst working from home we quickly discovered that the connectivity we’d previously […]

Data centre design: it isn’t just about scale, it’s about reach

Peter Agnew
July 10, 2020
Members of our data centre team have been attending the virtual DCD ‘Building at Scale’ conference this week. It has been interesting to see how our experience is reflected in the industry as a whole. The phenomenal growth of the sector that we have seen over the last few years […]