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The company hopes to leverage the new 57MW facilities to attract cloud service providers.

Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) this week announced that it has commenced with the construction of its next hyperscale data centre, called the London 4  Data Centre, located in Hayes, West London

The facility will include two data centre buildings provide 57MW of IT power. These facilities will and will mark Colt DCS’ third and fourth hyperscale data centres in the London vicinity that can support the requirements of large enterprises and cloud service providers. 

The company said they will also make “significant enhancements to landscaping that will revitalise the site and adjacent area”. Colt also noted that there is further land on the site to develop a third 30MW IT power data centre in the future.

Protecting against climate change

The data centre buildings at Hayes will include a range of measures to ensure high levels of sustainability such as the use of 100% renewable energy, heat pump technology, and back-up biodiesel powered generators, the company said.

London 4 Data Centre will provide around 230 permanent jobs, according to Colt, who claimed it is “committed to delivering ongoing social value in the surrounding area by working with local schools to create an understanding of, and pathway to, jobs in the technology sector”. 

“We are extremely excited to announce the ground-breaking of our newest data centre 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 centres play in all of our daily lives and most importantly what opportunities this brings for the local communities.”

London as a destination for Data Centres?

London, which has long been seen as a major hub of tech investment, seems to be atytracting data centres these days. Last month, Vantage Data Centers also announced it was spending €560 million to build two data centres in London. The company is constructing a 48MW campus in North Acton, in the northwest region of London. The facility is expected to come online towards the end of 2024.