Yondr has officially announced plans to develop a UK hyperscale data center campus in Slough, outside of London.
The initial phase will see the development of a 30MW facility, which is expected to be ready for service by the first quarter of 2023. The data center campus will have a total capacity of 100MW when fully developed.
DCD previously reported on Yondr’s development in Slough, with the company confirming the project to us in June.
The campus is to be built on the former Uxbridge Road Gas Works and disused Akzo Nobel paint factory. The company received permission to build two data center buildings on the site in September.
“The M4 Corridor connects London to the heart of Britain and is home to some of the world’s leading organizations. Being located in Slough will allow us to serve our clients in the most sought-after metro in the United Kingdom,” Paul Hood, Managing Director of Operations, EMEA at Yondr Group said this week. “We are excited to bolster our growing global presence with the addition of Slough, while continuing to transform the data center industry.”
Slough is one of the main data center hubs in the UK, and continues to see new developments. Global Technical Realty/KKR and Iron Mountain are both planning hyperscale facilities in the town. A 1 million sq ft (92,900 sqm) office complex was recently sold to an unnamed data center developer; it’s unclear if the buyer was one of the previously named companies or another, yet to be disclosed, project.