London: New data center proposed in east London, UK

Oct 20, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

According to reports, a new data center is being proposed in east London, UK, on a 1.39-hectare site. Located on the western edge of the former East India Import Dock, the proposed facility could have a potential IT power of 30MW, with six halls each of 1,200 sqm (12,900 sq ft). It's also noted in the filing application that the data center would require a backup source of power "in the form of 18 diesel-fuelled generators of 3.3 MW."

The planning application proposes to demolish the current existing office buildings, ​​currently occupied by Mulberry Place and Lighterman House. EID (General Partner) LLP is listed as the applicant for the project in the filing, while Simpson Haugh/Nicholas Webb/Savills are noted as architects and agents, respectively. 

Although the application has initially outlined plans for a data center, with an expected BREEAM rating of 'Excellent,' in the long term, it also intends to deliver a maximum of 35,000 sqm (376,700 sq ft) Gross Internal Area of Class B8 (data center) floorspace.

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