31 October 2017
Virtus Data Centres has announced plans for two new adjacent facilities near Stockley Park, West London. It’s claimed the new site will create the capital’s largest data centre campus.
The two buildings will be built on an eight-acre site covering 34,475m2. Known as LONDON5 and LONDON6, Virtus says they will provide an additional 17,000 net technical metres of IT space. The facilities are designed to deliver 40MW of IT load, and the company has secured capacity to increase to 110MVA of incoming power from diverse grid connection points, future proofing expansion for customers.
The two data centres will increase Virtus’ London portfolio to around 100MW across its six facilities in Slough, Hayes and Enfield. The firm adds that power can be expanded to around 150MW on the various campuses.
It goes on to claim that Stockley Park offers an ideal location. The site is seven miles from its Slough – home for Virtus’ LONDON3 and LONDON4 data centres – and on the main fibre routes that connect the town to London which is 16 miles away. As a result, Virtus reckons the new campus will provide a “limitless, metro fibre connected, flexible and massively scalable data centre space within the M25”.
Work has started to fit out space in LONDON5 for customers who have already committed and general availability is expected in early 2018.