Google: Google to expand data center footprint in London

Jan 17, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google this week announced it has commenced plans to expand its data center footprint in the UK with a new campus outside London in Hertfordshire. The company has started building a new facility on a 33-acre site in Waltham Cross, north of London. And plans to invest $1 billion in the project.

Ruth Porat, president & chief investment officer, chief financial officer of Alphabet and Google said, “People and organizations worldwide rely on Google’s data centers daily for the digital services they use. The Waltham Cross data center represents our latest investment in the UK and the wider digital economy at large. This new data center will help meet growing demand for our AI and cloud services and bring crucial compute capacity to businesses across the UK while creating construction and technical jobs for the local community. Together with the UK government, we are working to make AI more helpful and accessible for people and organizations across the country.”

Councillor Lewis Cocking, leader of Broxbourne Council also commented, “I am delighted that Google has chosen Broxbourne for its new data center. This is a sign of Broxbourne’s growing importance as a hub for technology and innovation. Through this development and others, this part of the borough is attracting millions of pounds of investment which will improve the local economy and create thousands of jobs. The Council is committed to working with our partners to make this, and other developments, a great success for everyone involved.”