Global data center service provider Telehouse, has announced it plans to build a new data center located close to its London Docklands campus.

As part of the company’s London Docklands campus, the new data center will provide an additional 31,000 square meters of colocation space over six floors and 30MVA of power capacity to this Telehouse campus.

“This latest investment demonstrates our continued support for the UK market. London is one of the most critical interconnection points in the world and plays a major role in facilitating the flow of data that supports the growing digital economy. The new data center will ensure we are well positioned to continue this growth, service our customers’ needs and meet future demand,” said Ken Sakai, Europe Managing Director, Telehouse.

The planned facility will be the company’s fifth data center in London Docklands and sited approximately 300 meters away from Telehouse existing data centers in the campus. The new data center is a carrier-neutral facility and the company adds that it will offer the same credentials and portfolio of data services currently offered in Telehouse’s existing data center.

Telehouse is the data center subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications corporation KDDI and with this announcement, celebrates 30 years since the launched its first data center in London. Globally, the company boasts of providing data center services through about 40 data centers in over 10 countries including the U.K., Vietnam, Germany, Hong Kong, Turkey, France, U.S., Russia, China, Singapore and Japan.

“Way back in 1990, remarkable things were taking place. Tim Berners-Lee published the formal proposal for World Wide Web, NASA deployed the Hubble Space Telescope, the Berlin Wall fell, and we opened Telehouse North, our first London data center. That same year we became Europe’s first colocation provider,” said the company on its anniversary announcement.

“Fast forward through the years and we’ve moved from strength to strength: Telehouse North became the primary site for the London Internet Exchange; we expanded into Europe; we began powering our data centers with green energy; we expanded our London Docklands campus to house four data centers; and we became the first global colocation provider to host the Olympics Broadcasting Service Platform. And those are just a few of our feats.”

As announced, the first floor of the new data center will be available for customers early 2022, and house around 500 racks, with a further five floors following later.