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About UK Grid case study

UK Grid provides a reliable and cost effective range of connectivity, network and bandwidth services both in Manchester, London and Europe, teaming up with some of the biggest tier 1 network providers to offer the best solution to its customers.

Synergy House is UK Grid’s owned and operated ‘carrier-neutral’ data centre in Manchester. It offers two floors of tier II data centre space with fully redundant power, cooling and connectivity.

The challenge

Maintaining the correct environment for the 24/7 operation of the data centre is crucial. IT equipment converts almost all the power supplied to it into heat, yet requires a stable environment for reliable performance. Precise, efficient control of temperature and humidity within the data centre space is therefore essential.

Airedale solution

Airedale has worked with UK Grid to develop a split system precision air conditioning solution, tailored to UK Grid’s requirements and featuring a specially-designed controls scheme that significantly reduces energy usage.


  • 8 EasiCool 45kW DX downflow units
  • 8 C50 3-fan condensers
  • Intelligent controls technology and strategy including PCOWeb Ethernet solution

“It has been a team effort between UK Grid and Airedale. Our approach has been to seek an environmentally-friendly solution. Success has been down to the cooling solution and the tweaking by Airedale to push energy usage down. The benefit of working with Airedale is that they are flexible; they take comments away and find a solution enabling us to react to the market.”

Rob Garbutt, managing director, UK Grid

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