OI & MiCiM merger

Working together 
OI is pleased to announce their merger with MiCiM Ltd, a construction management service provider specialising in mission critical projects.

Complementary Services  
Our shared values and end-to-end services will enhance the ways we can support our clients in cost, reliability and environmental optimisation throughout the project cycle.

The collaborative relationship was formed when working together on several data centre projects.

We are excited about this new chapter and the opportunities this opens up for delivering high-quality services to our clients.
We are looking forward to building on our synergies, developing and extending our service offerings and growing the team to increase our impact in the market.

OI will continue to operate as normal with Sophia Flucker leading the team as Managing Director. She will also join MiCiM’s board as Technical Director.

For more information, please get in touch.

London Build 2022

Sophia participated in the panel “Breaking down Barriers” on November 16th  as part of the London Build event, which took place on 16th  and 17th of November at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London.

We also attended the networking event ‘Women in Construction‘ sponsored by MiCiM, on the 17th.

OI’s online course:

‘An Introduction to Data Centre Risk’ CIBSE CPD accredited, offers the only online course dedicated to assessing and analysing risk in the data centre.

Circular Economy publication

The significance of product design in the circular economy: A sustainable approach to the design of data centre equipment as demonstrated via the CEDaCI design case study, K. Kerwin, D. Andrews, B. Whitehead, N. Adibi, S. Lavandeira, Materials Today: Proceedings, Online: 30-04-2022



Free cooling in the UK

Exploiting free cooling in the UK through application of research and development


To evaluate the feasibility of retrofitting free cooling to a high resilience legacy design.


Evaluating meteorological data, a model was created to review different design options. Once the most favourable option was decided upon, OI continued their involvement through the installation and handover phases.

Result – £1 million/year saving

Significant operating cost savings, around £1 million per year, an exceptional result for a legacy data centre.