A £250 MILLION INVESTMENT PROJECT
Hyperscale campus provider Vantage Data Centers, has just announced the development of a new data center campus in London, with an investment of £250 million.
Codenamed LHR2, the new data center campus is planned to be a single data center that will deliver 20MW of IT capacity across 194,000 square feet (18,000 square meters) and is located in Park Royal, one of London’s largest industrial areas.
Marking it second data center in London, the new campus development comes just three months after the company announced its entrance into the London market – through a new 48MW campus, planned to be delivered across two 24MW multi-story data centers once fully developed. Both campuses will bring Vantage’s investment to more than £750 million in the local economy.
“Expanding our presence in London, the largest of the FLAP data center markets and one of the largest global markets, enables Vantage to meet unprecedented demand for critical IT capacity and helps strengthen the region’s digital infrastructure,” said Antoine Boniface, president, EMEA for Vantage Data Centers.
To be operational by 2025, LHR2 is expected to feature a number of sustainable capabilities in accordance with BREEAM excellent status, including air and water source heat pumps and low power usage effectiveness (PUE), while offering critical accessibility for its customers.
As announced, the addition of LHR2 marks Vantage’s third campus in the United Kingdom, including the company’s Cardiff campus, located just 160 kilometers from London. Once fully developed, these three campuses are expected to offer customers 216MW of IT capacity across more than 2.6 million square feet (244,000 square meters), expanding Vantage’s EMEA portfolio to 12 campuses across the region.
Recently, Vantage also announced the construction of a second data center campus codenamed JNB2, in Johannesburg, South Africa. As announced, the first building of JNB2 data center campus will be a two-story building that will offer 355,000 square feet (33,000 square meters) of IT space and 20MW of IT load capacity, planned to be operational in mid-2024.