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CDC Joins Oak Holdings’ Strategic Team To Deliver An Intelligent Building Strategy For ‘Yes!’ Project


Intelligent Buildings expert joins industry giants to advise on energy, security, building management and integration for £350m entertainment resort in Yorkshire

London, 2nd May 2008: CDC, the Intelligent Buildings people, has been asked to join Oak Holding’s strategic team to ensure that the new ‘YES!’ project, which is largest undercover entertainment development in Europe, is a truly intelligent building.  By advising on energy, convergence, security, building management and integration, CDC will ensure that the 1.2million sq ft mixed-use leisure and conference scheme on a 327-acre site in South Yorkshire looks at operational environmental issues from first principles and is an exemplary project.

CDC will be in esteemed company with the likes of Laing O’Rourke, BT and E.ON, who together are charged with meeting a tough and challenging client brief to deliver a sustainable solution to the scheme's power, cooling and heating needs as well as providing an awe-inspiring environment for visitors. 

With more than 20 years experience in designing and delivering intelligent buildings and a founding member of the Intelligent Buildings Group, CDC will provide strategic counsel on the use of IP networks to deliver complete building integration that can reduce carbon emissions, increase automation, operational efficiency and decrease building management costs.

“YES! will set a new European benchmark for entertainment and convention destinations, by providing leading-edge technology driven solutions in a unique environment.,” commented Stephen Lewis, Chief Executive, Oak Holdings. “CDC’s input will be invaluable as they pioneered the true concept of intelligent buildings, when I came across them nearly 20 years ago.  Clearly they are now pre-eminent in their field and an invaluable resource for YES!  Through our partnership, we can meet our vision of delivering an environmentally friendly and sustainable building.”

“By bringing together industry experts to input into all stages of the project from inception to completion and ongoing management, Oak Holdings will deliver an innovative building for future generations that will be a further catalyst in the regeneration of the South Yorkshire area, creating nearly 3,000 jobs,” commented Mike Williams, Founder and Chairman of CDC. 

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About CDC
Founded in 1992, CDC has pioneered an integrated approach to intelligent buildings using the IP (Internet Protocol) network to create a state-of-the-art building management solution.  The technology provides complete visibility of the whole estate from a single point, generating significant productivity improvements and reducing costs.

CDC’s flagship product, Integra™, provides an out-of-the-box software interface between building management systems and the IP infrastructure, allowing organisations to manage and monitor single or multiple building services in real-time via a single, easy-to-use management console.  It can provide comprehensive audit trails and also supports the management of maintenance contractor performance. Integra has a proven track record, having been successfully deployed by some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious building projects.