London-based data center service provider Netwise, has officially announced plans for the opening of its new London East data center.

Code-named NLE (Netwise London East), the 1.5MVA facility will accommodate up to 256 racks across four data halls and will be joining the company’s existing private and partner data centers to expand Netwise London footprints. The new site will interconnect with Netwise London Central, an 11,000 square foot facility which was built in 2016.

“This announcement comes off the back of a 12-month planning and design cycle, which involved several site options and design iterations being put through their paces,” said Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise.

“It’s incredibly exciting to finally reach the point of publicly announcing London East, and to break ground on what will be a long but very rewarding build phase.”

Netwise plans to purchase 100% of NLE energy from renewable sources, to match the company’s energy commitments at its existing London Central facility. For primary cooling, an evaporative system will be deployed, enabling a design capacity PUE as low as 1.05 according to Netwise.

Although NLE is the company’s third privately-operated facility, it is however, Netwise’s first privately-operated carrier neutral colocation facility. Thus, NLE expands the company’s portfolio to partnering with third party network operators, allowing Netwise clients to enjoy access to a wider array of connectivity options.

“To say the entire team at Netwise is excited about the new facility is an understatement. Building bespoke data centers is what we do best, and what has enabled us to grow in the way we have, delivering a range of services to our customers that you simply won’t find anywhere else. London East will again take us to the next level in terms of capability and capacity, just as London Central did back in 2016,” said Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise.

NLE is located near the large Telehouse Docklands campus, one of Europe’s interconnection hotspot and the new facility is scheduled to launch in 2021.