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BANK OF MONTREAL BARRIE COMPUTING CENTRE

The 320,000ft² BMO Barrie Computing Centre is located on a 25 acre of land in the Mapleview West Business Park in Barrie. The centre serves as a customer data disaster recovery centre for the Bank of Montreal. The facility designed by WZMH Architects called for a 60,000 ft² data centre and corresponding 80,000 ft² central utility building, a 120,000 ft² office and atrium. 

 

Working closely with the BMO, PCL and the design team, The HIDI Group provided mechanical, plumbing and commissioning by HRCx. The BMO Barrie Computing Centre is the first data centre in North America to achieve a Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute and has a redundancy rating of 2N+1 and was completed twenty-one months after the initial kick-off design meeting.

LOCATION: Barrie, Canada

CLIENT: BMO

OWNER: Bank of Montreal
ARCHITECT: WZMH Architects
SIZE: 260,000 ft² / 24,000 m² with 60,000 ft² / 5,600 m² Raised Floor
CONSTRUCTION VALUE: $30 Million CAD

PROCUREMENT TYPE: Design Bid Build

COMPLETION YEAR: 2006
AWARDS: Uptime Tier IV (first data centre in North America to achieve a Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute)

MARKET SECTOR: Data Centre & Mission Critical