Leading independent data centre operator Netwise Hosting has gone public this week with details surrounding it's latest venture - a new 11,000sq ft facility in Central London.
LONDON, UK – December 02, 2013 – Netwise Hosting has announced this week key details regarding a newly secured site for its next data centre in Central London. The new site is situated between the City and Docklands, less than a mile from London Bridge Station and the iconic ‘Shard’ tower. A highly sought-after plot near Bermondsey Underground Station is set to become the company’s flagship data centre in 2014, with the site expected to top 11,000 square feet after internal works are completed this winter.
Management at Netwise has informed industry journalists that facility plans pertain to a two-story zoned technical space accommodating in the region of 200 racks, along with NOC and company headquarters. This data centre will also accommodate customer lounge areas, loading bays, warehouse space, as well as further amenities still undisclosed at this time.
Local commercial property firms value the site at around £2.5 million before major build works begin.
A suitable shell is already in place on the site, with Netwise announcing that sufficient power for the first build phase has already been dug into the compound with an on-site transformer, ready for work to begin immediately.
The build of this facility is set to become somewhat of a milestone in speed of deployment, with an expected soft opening ‘go-live’ date sometime in March / April 2014. As with the organisations current site in Sutton, South London, the build will be chiefly planned and executed in-house.
Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting, gave comment on the ambition of the project.
“As with our Sutton data centre in South London, we will be leveraging our in-house expertise in various M&E disciplines to bring this project to life with minimal reliance on 3rd parties. This is a huge step for us, increasing our available capacity by around 900%. We are chasing the booming Central and East London market with this facility, looking to bring our winning formula of value, quality and flexibility to a customer base closer to the City and Docklands. We are aiming to maintain the same pricing structure as we have in place at our South London facility, which will likely equate to the best value data centre services anywhere in Central London.”
Management at Netwise will be releasing further details over the coming weeks and months.