Vantage Data Centers, a provider of hyperscale data center campuses, has entered the London market with the development of a 48MW £500 million campus.
Situated on nearly five acres (two hectares) in the PowerGate neighborhood of North Acton, an established data center community in the northwest part of the city, Vantage’s London campus will total 430,000 square feet (40,000 square meters) across two 24MW multi-story data centers once fully developed.
The first facility will open its doors to hyperscale customers and cloud providers in late 2024, which will mark Vantage’s 11th campus in EMEA.
“Vantage has experienced rapid growth over the past three years as we continue developing state-of-the-art data center campuses across EMEA,” said 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,” he added.
According to the company, London is the largest of the FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris) data center markets, buoyed by the U.K.’s leadership in public cloud infrastructure adoption.
”Findings from Structure Research indicate that hyperscale data center offerings currently account for 48% of the London market, which is projected to grow to 66% by 2027, making this a key time for Vantage to enter the arena,” the company said.
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, located in Wales, the second largest data center market in the U.K.
In December 2021, Vantage opened a corporate office in the Farringdon district of Central London to support the company’s scaling operations across EMEA.