Axiseng was appointed by Susquehanna International Group to lead the total strip-out and all new mechanical and electrical fittings of the new head office in the IFSC after their expansion had pushed them out of their existing location. As a global quantitative trading organisation, SIG depend on a strong, resilient and extremely fast ICT network to operate efficiently in their daily rapid trading environment.
An extraordinary mechanical and electrical plant was required to maximize the client’s operational needs.
This required the modernization of the 1970’s building and the upgrade of the entire mechanical and electrical infrastructure to support the high occupation densities and high-tech workstations.
Axiseng was able to liaise closely with ESB Networks and negotiate a high capacity supply into the building within a tight timeline. From a design perspective, the project team was able to maximize the use of space in the basement and rooftop plant rooms to include the necessary kits to implement the highly resilient infrastructure that will provide for optimal functionality. The iterative design of the programme allowed for consistent communication between the team and the US based client.
The new services included a 3 MW ESB supply, duty and resilient generators, a dense ICT network, a 120 cabinet first floor data centre incorporating 1 MW of UPS support and duty and standby close-control air conditioning systems. The occupation pattern comprised 150 trading desk positions with algorithm technicians and programmers located on floors above and below the traders, all electronically connected to each other and the external financial market hubs.
Power and cooling capacity, security and electronic connectivity were of paramount importance and all of these systems were integrated with and controlled by a sophisticated BMS. The full BMS system was successfully matched to and replicated in the firms HQ in Philadelphia, USA.