Barry Shambrook

Partner at HartDixon

Data Centre


Barry is well known name and an expert in the design and project management of data centres.

Originally a HVAC engineer, Barry worked on prestigious projects for contractors and consultants including hospitals, hotels, high rise offices and data centres. From the mid 1980’s Barry took a wider role in design and project management of all MEP systems for Tucker Associates, who became Tuckers Consultancy in 1992.

In 1998 Barry was appointed a Director of Tuckers Consultancy Ltd and took over as Managing Director and owner in 2000. Barry then became Principle of Tuckers’ Data Centre and Information Transport System division, TCL Data, having taken a keen interest in the integration of IT with other Facilities Technology in buildings and presenting on this subject to the annual conferences of BICSi Europe and BIFM. Was appointed as chair of the BICSi UK steering committee with a mandate to expand the membership base and promote IP integration in 2012.

Barry’s ideas have been applied to practical designs on data centres and other high specification projects such as airports and football stadia where he has been the design team leader for the Facilities Technology, which includes power supplies, environmental control, information transport, safety and security systems. Barry has been an instructor for DC Professional since 2010 and provided input to the DCDA, EEBP and DCCP courses and exercises.

Recent experience include strategic, concept and detailed design for international Data Centres including large financial institutions in Turkey together with Project Management of Data Centre developments in the UK.

Appointed Partner of GIA Building Consultancy in 2019, following a period of secondment to this firm, to head and develop their data centre and high technology buildings and infrastructure project management offering.