BEng (Hons) CEng, MCIBSE, MASHRAE, ATD
Chief Technical Officer
Nick is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience.
Nick is an Accredited Tier Designer with the Uptime Institute and was one of the first engineers to achieve ATD status in 2009 and has designed and delivered many data centres throughout EMEA during the past 30 years, three of which were firsts of their type to be Uptime certified - the first Tier III certified Data Centre outside of the US; the first Tier IV data centre in Europe and the first Tier III full fresh air modular data centre. A number of these projects have also been awarded for their innovation and energy efficient designs by both UK based and US based awarding bodies. These projects typically span a variety of client types – financial institutions, banks, end-users, insurers, managed service providers, colocation providers, educational institutions and research and development organisations.
Nick has designed and managed projects and client portfolios throughout EMEA for both UK and international clients. Many of these projects include data centres, mixed-use developments, hotels and highly serviced offices including the occasional unusual project such as the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
In 2004, Nick set up Red Engineering Design Ltd (RED) with four colleagues, as well as providing expertise and technical leadership in the technology sector Nick has spoken at international industry conferences in Europe, Middle East and Australia and has also been responsible for the financial management of the RED Group of businesses. In 2018 Nick took on the role of Chief Technical Officer for the RED Group to drive technical expertise, innovation, and technical excellence within the group.
Nick has been at the forefront of energy efficient data centre design for three decades with a particular focus on evolving cooling technologies. Nick has been instrumental in the design of engineering services for modular data centres taking the lead role in the design of a direct air, evaporative cooled modular data centre, as well as delivering designs for data centres large and small with a combined IT load exceeding 1GW.