Telehouse Europe announced in early March that it is expanding its London data center campus, adding an additional building to the site. The facility, located in the Docklands, has been called by some industry observers the most advanced Europe data center ever constructed.
The company plays primary host to the London Internet Exchange, which effectively serves as the backbone for the majority of Internet service in the United Kingdom. The company's London campus became the first European carrier-neutral colocation data center when the London Exchange first opened.
The new London data center, known as North Two, will offer more than 247,500 square feet of available space across 11 stories, bringing the campus's total available space to more than 1 million square feet. The facility will be home to carriers, ISPs and ASPs, and will be able to accommodate future customer growth. The construction of the new building will focus on data center sustainability and looks to set new standards for industry efficiency.
The facility will utilize a vertical indirect adiabatic and evaporative cooling system, which will allow Telehouse to address restrictions driven by load fluctuations. Employing such a method of cooling will also enable the company to achieve an expected PUE rating of 1.16. North Two will be the only U.K. data center to have access to its own on-campus 132 kV grid substation. The London data center will also offer high levels of resilience and redundancy by utilizing a 2(N+1) UPS configuration with each generator having the capacity for 18.5 MW.
The expansion of the U.K. data center campus will cost an estimated $203 million and is expected to be completed in early 2016.
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