Keysource wins data centre upgrade project for Leeds City Council


Leeds City Council has awarded Keysource, the data centre and critical environment specialists, a major cooling upgrade project for its facility in Leeds, following a competitive tender.

Under the terms of the deal, Keysource will be responsible for the full mechanical and electrical installation of a replacement data centre cooling system to increase efficiency, improve airflow, and reduce operational costs. The new system will monitor the space and the cold aisle temperature and humidity to optimise the delivery of required cold aisle conditions to maximise efficiency.

The space will be cooled by 5 new Airedale SmartCool Inverter precision cooling units operating on supply air control. It will also benefit from a fresh air feed that will operate as the primary stage of cooling, when ambient conditions allow, to further improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact. By monitoring the outside ambient air temperature and humidity the ACIS system will aim to utilise the fresh air free cooling at every opportunity. The existing AHU controls will also be upgraded and incorporated in the new control’s platform.

Commenting on the new project Ted Pulfer, Enterprise & End User Sector Consultant at Keysource, said: “Public sector organisations and local authorities are increasingly facing scrutiny and pressure to operate at maximum efficiency and our solutions are designed to deliver this without compromising sustainability, resilience or security.”

Adam Edmands at Leeds City Council, said: “Keysource provided a high quality response, that demonstrated how they would carry out this project without impacting on live services and supporting the Council’s vision to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs. I look forward to working with Keysource in delivering this project and have no doubt that it will be a success”.