Vantage Data Centers has entered the London market with the development of a £500m (€572m) campus, scaling up the global data centre provider’s operations across EMEA.

Vantage Data Centers said it plans to develop a 48MW campus across two facilities situated on nearly five acres in North Acton.

Vantage’s London campus will total 430,000sqft across the two 24MW multi-storey data centres once fully developed. The first facility will open its doors to hyperscale customers and cloud providers in late 2024, which will mark Vantage’s 11th campus in EMEA, the company said.

Antoine Boniface, president, EMEA at Vantage Data Centers, said: “Vantage has experienced rapid growth over the past three years as we continue developing state-of-the-art data centre-campuses across EMEA.

“With London being one of the largest data-centre markets in the world, this expansion further solidifies Vantage’s role at the forefront of the digital-infrastructure revolution. With relatively little inventory available in London and requirements on the rise, we are ideally positioned to deliver for our customers.”

Tim Kay, deputy director for technology at the UK’s Department for International Trade in London, said: “The continuing demand for data centres in London offers a prime opportunity for Vantage Data Centers to make its entrance into the highly-coveted market.

“Vantage’s presence in London will play a key role in enabling leading technology enterprises with additional IT capacity to support digital transformation initiatives and cloud adoption.”

The company said it has also opened a second 40MW data centre on its existing Cardiff campus.

Justin Jenkins, Vantage’s COO in Europe and UK president, said: “We are delighted to welcome customers to our newest data centre in Cardiff. The significant investment Vantage is making in Wales is transforming the area into one of Europe’s leading data-centre hubs and a top cloud region in the UK.”

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