Sampson House - 64 Hopton Street, London, UK

Fitzroy Robinson & Partners
Date Built
1976 - 1979
46 Hopton Street, Southwark
Looking rather like a fortress Sampson House was apparently first built as a data centre for Lloyds Bank.  Today it is home to IBM's Business Continuity and Resiliency Services.  IBM says this of this facility, "Sampson House is the largest recovery centre in Europe and is equipped with 6 x 2.2 MVA generators with a fuel capacity to sustain a raw mains outage for 30 days. This is backed by full uninterruptible power supply (UPS) capacity, which is split per floor or by dedicated data centre. The centre also boasts an auditorium, a board room, 12 meeting rooms and rest room facilities."  The building features exposed concrete with mirror glazing in the narrow bands of windows.

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