Photo of construction site at Spring Park data centre.

Spring Park data centre upgrades

Client: Ark Data Centres

Ark Data Centres - Designing and operating data centres which empower businesses to work from anywhere in the world.


Corsham, Wiltshire


52 weeks

Contract value



2022 to October 2023

The brief:

The Sweet Projects Corsham team have assisted ARK Data centre construction team on over 50 projects, ranging from fitting replacement upgraded lifts into existing Data centre buildings, Electric Vehicle charging points, asbestos removal and demolition, plus street lighting, and enhanced CPNI secure room wrapping. The range of projects have been carried out in the live environment of a highly secure Data centre. Logistically challenging but extremely rewarding when completed. Current projects include the construction of the new HV substation, switch room and backup Generator Farm, in readiness for future developments at Spring Park, namely P5 which has full planning and is due to commence construction in the second quarter of 2024. The Switch room and generator farm are on track for completion October 23.

Key challenges:

  • Working alongside existing Data Centres users, without causing disruption & disturbance
  • Enhanced security, for entry into site for work and delivery

The solution:

  • Careful logistical planning, short term programming, sharing the challenge with a can-do attitude
  • Daily briefings with a flexible approach to overcome issues that arise
  • Appointed person to ensure all attending staff, trades and deliveries are booked in correctly for smooth operations

As a trusted and key partner of Ark Data Centres, Sweet Projects go above and beyond in challenging the status quo and enabling us and our clients to push the boundaries of the possible in the delivery of our projects, keeping us at the forefront of Data Centre provision in the UK.

- Andy Garvin - Chief Operating Officer, Ark Data Centres