Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Selected as ICT Systems Integrator for NHS Wirral – St Catherine’s Hospital
LONDON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
– Specialist buildings controls systems integrator brought in to provide NHS
Wirral – St Catherine’s Hospital GBPmulti-million redevelopment with fully certified IT
Structured Cabling System and LAN infrastructure to support networked CCTV security
Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure (DDAI),
[http://www.dimensiondata.com/rgn/uk/microsites/ddai/Pages/Home.aspx ] a building controls
systems integrator, has been selected by M&E contractor Balfour Beatty Engineering
Services to implement a fully certified IT Structured Cabling
System (SCS) throughout NHS Wirral -St Catherine’s Hospital, Birkenhead, in a
contract valued in the region of GBP80,000.
The SCS will provide the foundations of a fully networked CCTV security solution,
comprising 130 IP-CCTV cameras connected via a Cisco LAN. The SCS is a critical part of
the redevelopment of the existing Victorian buildings at the current premises on Derby
Road, Birkenhead, which are to be replaced with a single, modern building in the centre of
a landscaped site, with a pharmacy and community resource centre also on-site. The GBP32m
project is due for completion in early 2013.
DDAI was selected based on its track record in delivering cutting-edge ICT integrated
solutions for several other high profile health sector projects, most notably Peterborough
& Stamford NHS Trust Hospital, whose solution comprised an installation of approximately
14,000 outlets of CAT 6 ICT cabling, containment, Cisco LAN, wireless and IP telephony.
DDAI’s successful deployment of previous Balfour Beatty North West healthcare projects at
Salford Hope Hospital, Royal Blackburn Hospital and Tameside General Hospital helped
further secure DDAI’s appointment at NHS Wirral – St Catherine’s Hospital.
DDAI has been engaged to provide a fully certified SCS throughout the brand new
facility, entailing horizontal copper cabling, voice backbone cabling, Brand-Rex outlets
and diversely routed fibre optic cable links to ensure resilient network connectivity
around the hospital. DDAI selected Brand-Rex as its preferred cabling supplier for the
project, as the project management team felt that the Brand-Rex offering was best suited
NHS Wirral – St Catherine’s Hospital requirements.
Cisco’s ESW500 Series Switches – managed Ethernet switches that provide wire-speed
Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity – were also specifically chosen for the
CCTV LAN due to their clear advantages over other comparable smart switches in
reliability, configuration and high performance.
Kari Baden, Managing Director of DDAI, comments “We can very clearly demonstrate to
our clients a key understanding and appreciation of the complexity of both the
construction and IT industries, not to mention extensive healthcare experience including
our GBP3m+ ICT network installation project at the Peterborough & Stamford NHS Trust
Hospital. We have therefore built our business accordingly, by showing how we are able to
integrate highly innovative, world-class infrastructures. We have worked on many projects
in collaboration with Balfour Beatty Engineering Services to date and were delighted to be
awarded the contract to again support them on this exciting redevelopment for NHS Wirral -
St Catherine’s Hospital.”
About Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructurehttp://www.dimensiondata.com/ddai
Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure (DDAI) is a specialist building controls
systems integrator that helps property developers and main contractors to design, plan,
build and support intelligent building infrastructures.
DDAI creates value by providing a single point of contact for services, solutions and
support, as well as delivering secure, flexible, customised infrastructures with the
support and backing of world-class business partners and technology vendors.
DDAI understands the complexity of both the construction and IT industries and has
built its business by clearly demonstrating that it can integrate them to deliver highly
innovative, world-class, intelligent infrastructures.
DDAI’s customers include many of the industry’s major property developers and
contracting organisations including Land Securities, Quintain, Westfield, Lend Lease,
Mansell, Vinci, Balfour Beatty, Willmott Dixon and major corporations including HSBC,
University of Warwick, University of Liverpool, Vodafone, Cummins, Atkins Global,
Kelloggs. All of these customers have been able to take for granted the peace of mind that
comes with operating technology solutions that are built to run at optimum performance
levels and that will deliver the clear business benefits of ‘worry-free’ uninterrupted
In October 2010, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), one of the largest
global telecommunications service providers, acquired 100% of Dimension Data plc for GBP
2.1 billion, making Dimension Data a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTT Group.
For more information, please contact: Stuart Edmondson Marketing Manager Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Samantha Turpin itpr [http://www.itpr.co.uk ] T: +44(0)1932-578-800
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