Hyperscale data center solutions provider, Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS), has just announced the groundbreaking of it new hyperscale data center in London.

Codenamed London 4 Data Center, the new hyperscale data center facility is located in Hayes, West London, and is planned to feature two data center buildings, both of which are to deliver a total of 57MW IT capacity. Additionally, Colt DCS also planned to further develop a third 30MW IT power data center on the site.

“We are extremely excited to announce the ground-breaking of our newest data center in London. We worked closely with the local community and stakeholders through the planning process to intricately shape all aspects of this development, to outline the economic benefits it will bring, and to explain the critical role that data centers play in all of our daily lives and most importantly what opportunities this brings for the local communities,” said Niclas Sanfridsson, chief executive officer of Colt DCS.

As announced, London 4 Data Center is expected to provide a major boost to the local economy, through the creation of around 230 permanent jobs, 350 constructions jobs and 50 apprenticeships, to further bolster Colt DCS’ commitment to the delivery of social value in the surrounding area.

“Colt DCS will operate the data center once it is complete, we very much see ourselves as part of the local community. That’s why we wanted to share this significant moment with all the key stakeholders we have worked with along the way, including local schools and other neighbors with whom we are building long term partnerships to deliver social value in the area. This is truly an exciting journey for us all,” said Richard Wellbrock, Vice President of Real Estate, Colt DCS.

Marking Colt DCS’ third and fourth hyperscale data centers in the London vicinity, the new facilities are planned to deliver a range of sustainability measures, including the use of 100% renewable energy, heat pump technology, and back-up biodiesel powered generators.

Vantage Data Centers also recently announced its entrance into London with the development of a 48MW data center campus. As announced, the proposed data center campus is to deliver a total of 430,000 square feet (40,000 square meters) across two 24MW multi-story data centers once fully developed.