The exterior of the Telehouse West data centre at the Docklands in London. Telehouse has acquired a nearby site to build additional data center space.
Global data center company Telehouse has acquired a site in east London, with plans to expand its data center capacity. The 2 acre site is close to its existing Telehouse North, East and West facilities in the Docklands, at 6 and 8 East India Dock Road.
Documents posted from the Greater London Authority show that Telehouse's proposal for the site is to increase data center capacity in Europe through the expansion of its data center building comprising 23,000 square meters (247,570 square feet) and office space to consolidate its parent company KDDI's European Headquarters in London. The document also states that acquiring the site will provide an opportunity to undertake further inward investment, and provision IT infrastructure to Tech City and create jobs in the East India Dock area.
Telehouse West opened in 2010, as a 160,000 square foot flagship facility. Telehouse operates 45 data centers worldwide, in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. Last year the company expanded into Russia, establishing a facility in Moscow. Its recently opened Telehouse Beijing BDA facility was named the first foreign-affiliated firm to receive China's 2012 IDC Industry Award for best third-party infrastructure provider.