Vantage Data Centers is developing a second data center campus in London, UK.

The company this week announced the development of a second data center campus, known as LHR2, with an investment of £250 million ($310.1m).

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– Vantage Data Centers

Located in Park Royal in west London, LHR2 will consist of a single six-story data center that will deliver 20MW of IT capacity across 194,000 square feet (18,000 sqm). The facility is set to launch in early 2025.

“Expanding our presence in London, the largest of the FLAP data center markets and one of the largest global markets, enables Vantage to meet the unprecedented demand for critical IT capacity and helps strengthen the region’s digital infrastructure,” said Antoine Boniface, president, EMEA for Vantage Data Centers. “Vantage’s unique ability to rapidly scale to this magnitude continues to set the company apart from the rest of the industry.”

Vantage has partnered with an unnamed local artist to design a portion of the data center’s facade. The company said that the artist will draw inspiration from the local community and will work with durable, non-combustible materials to create an ‘impactful, one-of-a-kind presence’ in the area.

The company first announced entering the London market in January 2023 with a 48MW, £500 million ($600 million) data center campus, known as LHR1, in the five-acre PowerGate neighborhood of North Acton.

The LHR1 campus will total 430,000 sq ft (40,000 sqm) across two 24MW multi-story data centers, the first of which is set to open in late 2024.

Construction firm Glencar has been awarded the project contract. The company said its specialist data center team is preparing to commence construction at the site, and is working with partnered with Essex Services Group (ESG).

Glencar CEO Eddie McGillycuddy said: “Securing this project with Vantage Data Centers is a real milestone for Glencar as we enter the Data Centre space. Many of our team have a wealth of experience in this sector but it is our first major scheme under the Glencar banner and Vantage has been an incredible partner since day one."

West London and Slough are facing power and water constraints due to the large and rapid increase in data centers in the area outpacing utilities' predicted timelines.

Vantage has operated a UK campus in Cardiff, Wales since 2020 after it acquired the facility from Next Generation Data (NGD).

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