Optimum Switch is a building system designed to improve the speed and accuracy of switch centre construction, reducing capital and facilities management costs. Factory assembled modules are interconnected to form a central or perimeter corridor containing all primary power and cooling. Flexible secondary service units combine with the module to form the complete interior fit-out.
The first Switch to incorporate the Optimum Switch System was Madrid. Seven modules were manufactured in Hull and shipped to Madrid for installation. Installation, by hoist and air skates, was completed in two days as was proposed.
The core of the Optimum Switch concept is the rationalisation of the technical space servicing. The 60m² corridor module delivers cooling, power distribution, building management and security infrastructure to a larger area of technical space than previously achievable.