Equinix PA4 - BYES

Equinix PA4 - BYES

Paris, France

Amplifying value through partnership

Equinix PA4 is a Tier III+ data centre converted from a former mail sorting centre. BYME’s sister company BYES (Bouygues Energies & Services) was appointed as the main contractor and MEP specialist contractor for the design and construction of Phase 1 that covered refurbishment and data centre related works. This turnkey contract was completed in summer 2012. Phase 1 includes 4,100 sqm of IT space. The facility will total 11,400 sqm of IT space when all 3 phases are completed.
PA4 was jointly designed with Equinix. It features a world-class reliability and operational excellence with N+1 redundancy and 99.999% uptime.
Environmental performance

Numerous energy efficiency principles such as free cooling were incorporated into the data centre’s design, resulting in an improved Power Usage Effectiveness. Also, more than 50 % of the electrical energy supplied by EDF (local utility company) comes from renewable energy sources.

Key data
  • Construction period: 2011 to 2012
  • Client: Equinix
  • Architect: RB Architectes
  • Type of contract: Design & Build
  • Scope of works: Main contract + Full MEP package
  • Gross Floor Area: 22,400 m²
  • IT space: 4,100 m² (phase 1)