Verizon's 4G LTE Network boasts lightning fast speed as such the demand for this product has greatly increased. As a result of business boom, Verizon's Colorado Springs Network Equipment Center (NEC), which is extremely critical for Verizon's ability to deliver data and applications across their national broadband network, required renovation and upgrade, and the new construction of a building to house back-up generators to keep up with the additional demands.
Faced with this opportunity for growth, Verizon entrusted gkkworks to help conceptualize, design and construct the 109,000 SF expansion. The high reliability/high density data center exceeds Uptime Institute's Tier 4 requirements and has an initial capacity of 6mw initially with capacity for 10mv total.
Designed in concert with an overall master plan for the long-term growth of the facility, the project will be constructed in two phases. The initial phase of expansion includes interior modifications on the first floor to reconfigure and structurally support existing spaces in order to house new chilled water and air distribution systems, and a new 10mW/34.5kV utility service.
After the initial renovation, the second phase of expansion will equip the facility with the following: 17,671 SF of NEC space; 3,000 SF of Lab space; 12,275 SF of battery and UPS equipment support; 15,850 SF of office space and related functions; 10 generators in a stand-alone 9,100 SF building detached to the NEC; and miscellaneous support functions. All work is being done in a live environment around Verizon's existing data center and infrastructure.