Vantage Data Centers announced its start on the London market with the development of a 48MW datacenter campus valued at £500 million (about €560 million).
The new campus will be situated on nearly five acres (two hectares) in the PowerGate neighborhood of North Acton in the northwest part of the city, the company says. Vantage’s project will total 430,000 square feet (40,000 square meters) across two 24MW multi-story datacenters once fully developed.
The North Acton location will be Vantage’s 11th campus in EMEA, the company says. If all goes to plan, the first facility will open its doors to hyperscale customers and cloud providers in late 2024.
“Vantage has experienced rapid growth over the past three years as we continue developing state-of-the-art data center campuses across EMEA,” commented Antoine Boniface, president, EMEA at Vantage Data Centers.
“With London being one of the largest data center markets in the world, this expansion further solidifies Vantage’s role at the forefront of the digital infrastructure revolution. With relatively little inventory available in London and requirements on the rise, we are ideally positioned to deliver for our customers.”
Vantage in Wales
In addition to the development of its London campus, Vantage has completed the first phase (12MW) of a second 40MW facility at its growing Cardiff campus in Wales. Wales is the second largest datacenter market in the UK.
Vantage says that once the Cardiff project is fully developed, the 46-acre campus (19 hectares) will include three datacenters totaling 148MW across 2 million square feet (186,000 square meters).
“The significant investment Vantage is making in Wales is transforming the area into one of Europe’s leading datacenter hubs and a top cloud region in the UK”, said Justin Jenkins, who serves as Vantage’s UK president and chief operating officer for Europe.