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Colt DCS breaks ground on new London data centre

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Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has commenced construction on its London 4 Data Centre development, located in Hayes.

The campus will feature two data centre buildings which will provide 57 MW of capacity, with additional land available on the site to develop another 30 MW facility. The new site will mark Colt DCS’ third and fourth hyperscale data centres in the London area.

According to Colt DCS, the data centre buildings at Hayes will use 100% renewable energy, as well as utilising heat pump technology and back-up biodiesel powered generators.

The company has also said that the London 4 Data Centre will create around 230 permanent jobs, 350 constructions jobs and 50 apprenticeships in the local area.

Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt DCS commented, “We are extremely excited to announce the ground-breaking of our newest data centre in London. We worked closely with the local community and stakeholders through the planning process to intricately shape all aspects of this development, to outline the economic benefits it will bring, and to explain the critical role that data centres play in all of our daily lives and most importantly what opportunities this brings for the local communities.

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