Data Centres, a division of NTT Ltd., has begun
construction of its Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre, located close to London,
with plans to open end of 2021.
Hempstead 4 Data Centre will join NTT’s other UK expansion project, London 1,
due to open autumn 2020, alongside its five existing data centres in Hemel
Hempstead and Slough. NTT is investing a total of around £500m on these
expansion projects in the UK market. Together NTT’s London hub of data centres
will deliver a total of over 100MW IT load once fully completed.
This current UK
expansion is part of the ongoing growth strategy of the Global Data Centres
division which operates the third-largest data centre platform in the world,
with over 160 data centres spanning more than 20 countries and regions. The new
Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre will offer flexible, scalable data centre space,
with options for high power density, to meet its clients growing demand for
scalable and reliable data centre services in the UK market.
Hemel Hempstead 4
Data Centre, like all other NTT’s UK data centre sites, will be connected to its
multi service interconnection platform, providing access to multiple carriers
and the major cloud providers. Due to the proximity to the other NTT data centre
locations in Hemel Hempstead, Slough and Dagenham in East London, the
facilities are directly interconnected with one another. This makes it possible
to run dual site environments and to mirror the systems operated in these data centres,
supporting the market’s need to protect their growing volume of data with more
resilience and disaster recovery capability.
NTT’s aim in this
project is also to build data centres with the lowest environmental impact,
thus offering its clients modern cooling methods for continuous improvement of
energy efficiency and maximum power density.
Once fully built
out, Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre will have 9,600m2 of available
data centre space and will support 24MW of IT load. The opening of the first
phase is scheduled for Q4 2021.
“We continue to
expand to meet the demand from our clients for high quality data centre space,
and to protect the growing volume of their sensitive data,” said Florian
Winkler, CEO EMEA of the Global Data Centres division of NTT Ltd. “The UK is
one of our fastest growing markets and we are pleased that the expansion in
Hemel Hempstead will offer our clients additional space to support their