Colt Data Centre Services adds 2,000 sqm of new capacity in London to meet rapid demand growth from cloud and colo markets

  • 2,000 sqm of new data centre space added to flagship London 3 site, Welwyn Garden City
  • Capacity added to serve London’s growing needs as a global technology hub

LONDON, 13 Feb 2017 – Colt Data Centre Services, the global data centre operator, announced today the completion of four  new data halls in its flagship London 3 data centre. The expansion responds to soaring demand from customers for its cloud hosting and colocation services in the London marketplace. The addition of 2,000sqm of new colocation space adds an extra 6.4MW of IT capacity to the existing 12MW currently offered by the facility.


Built using Colt Data Centre Services’ innovative design and delivery techniques, the facility now boasts a total of seventeen data halls in total, with an additional two halls are already under construction to further expand its capacity this year.Colt Data Centre Services’ London 3 data centre is a state-of-the-art, carrier neutral facility and the company’s largest site in London . These sites all have direct connectivity between them and are connected to 530+ third party data centres globally. This latest expansion represents a 53% increase in IT capacity they are able to offer at this facility.

The London 3 data centre, which has been awarded the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, now provides a total power provision of 18.4 MW. The design methodology uses a distributed cooling system which has enabled the facility to achieve an industry leading PUE of 1.15. Other design efficiencies include a method of hot aisle containment which allows for higher power densities of of 8kW to be delivered to customer racks.

This additional 2,000sqm of space was delivered in under six months from design to delivery. The further 1,000 sqm of space  currently under construction is due to be delivered in June 2017. This will see the site grow to an impressive 11,000sqm overall.

Detlef Spang, EVP Data Centre Services at Colt, commented: “The expansion of our London 3 data centre facility is testament to the exploding demand for flexible data centre space from the capital, a flourishing global technology hub. Customers are seeking reliable, cost-effective and scalable data centre solutions, which complement their hybrid IT strategies. Colt Data Centre Services is focused on being the most trusted and customer-centric data centre provider – we’re committed to investing and expanding to meet our customers’ growing requirements.”


For further information

Please contact Adeela Mahmood  Colt Data Centre Services: 

+44 (0)20 7947 1162


About Colt Data Centre Services

Colt Data Centre Services is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator. We are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled service and security. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations award.

Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation services for more than 15 years. Over 1000 customers in the world’s most data-critical industries trust us to secure their information in our 29 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia.