Telehouse's £135m datacentre to open in London in 2016

London datacentre provider reveals further details about the forthcoming opening of its new facility in London Docklands

Telehouse has released further details about the technical specifications of its next London-based datacentre, which will open in London Docklands during the first quarter of 2016.

The London-based datacentre provider first announced the £135m site, dubbed North Two, in July 2014.

At the time, the company said the site will be used to house mission-critical infrastructure to support the growing demand from UK companies for cloud-based services and mobile apps. It has since been hailed by the firm as the most advanced facility of its kind in Europe.

As such, the facility is being targeted at cloud firms and internet service providers (ISP).

It will cover 23,134m2 of floor space over 11 floors, bringing Telehouse’s total datacentre presence in London to 73,395m2, and features an adiabatic and evaporative cooling system that uses water evaporation to reduce the temperature of air.  

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This type of system is often used as a more cost-effective alternative to traditional datacentre air conditioning systems, and will contribute towards ensuring the facility delivers on its promised power-usage effectiveness rating of 1.16.

Telehouse also claim the site is the only one in the UK to feature its own on-campus 132kV grid substation, and also benefits from a 2(N+1) uninterruptible power supply configuration for resiliency and redundancy purposes.  

The datacentre will be the fifth the company has opened in the capital over the past 25 years, which kicked off with launch of its Telehouse North facility in 1990.

Telehouse North Two will be the fourth datacentre the company has opened in the Docklands area, which are collectively home to 532 carriers, ISPs and application service providers already, including the London Internet Exchange.

 “25 years ago, Telehouse set the benchmark for datacentres, and today Telehouse North Two continues that commitment,” said Telehouse Europe managing director Hiroyuki Soshi.

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