CBRE Data Centre Solutions, a division of world leading US-headquartered facilities and estates management group CBRE, has won the Data Centre Above and Beyond award at the 2016 Data Cloud Awards.

The annual awards are hosted by London-based international consulting company BroadGroup and convene a distinguished judging panel of IT industry figures and technical experts. The award ceremony took place in Monaco in June.

The Above and Beyond award in particular recognised the CBRE team for its dedication, initiative and leadership in going beyond the call of duty (and contractual obligation!) in the work it did with a world-leading Fortune 500 multinational to install and launch IT server and cabling infrastructure in the client’s first two data centres in Germany.

CBRE was invited to run the German project as a result of the client’s satisfaction with the quality of work the CBRE Ireland team had previously completed at the client’s flagship Dublin data centre, providing Customer Experience, IT, Logistics and Facilities Management.

Originally estimated to last just eight weeks, CBRE’s participation in the German project was extended to 10 months, and expanded as its role evolved from just installing the infrastructure to ensuring that all operations on both sites, situated around 400km apart, were set up and logistics delivered to the highest standard.

 Dinny Crowe, CBRE global business unit director
This award is a testament to the dedication of the CBRE team who worked long hours to deliver two new and separate premises in Germany while at the same time maintaining the highest quality service provision in Dublin.  I see them going above and beyond every day to ensure that all our clients get this level of care and attention – and I am delighted that their efforts have been recognised and validated by this award.
Dinny Crowe, CBRE global business unit director

Since the German sites opened, CBRE’s client has subsequently appointed it to run a comparable project elsewhere in Europe and is in discussions over a range of future activities across the EMEA region.