Volta Data Centres has announced it is investing more than £2m into its central London facility in an expansion supporting customer growth.
With demand increasing, Volta has now commenced work to fit out 10,000 sq. ft of additional floor space, powered by an extra 1.7MWs, to facilitate the growth. At least 20% of the new capacity is already set to be occupied and will be available in early 2021.
As part of growth plans, the business also has capacity for further expansion, with an additional floor and 1.8MWs available at its Great Sutton Street location.
The carrier-neutral data centre is one of the UK’s fastest growing independents and from its central London location clients benefit from two separate 33kV supplies via two independent grid substations.
The business is also committed to a green agenda, deriving 100% of its power from sustainable sources. Earlier in the year the business also installed two electric vehicle charging ports to meet growing customer demand.
Jonathan Arnold, Volta Managing Director, said: “With increased demand among existing customers and responding to the external factors that are increasing the demands for offsite power, cooling and space, we’re delighted to be expanding our central London data centre.
“Over the last 12 months we’ve welcomed new businesses into our data centre, as well as increasing power to support our existing client base. Coupled with a rise in remote working and a requirement for businesses to move more data into offsite cloud and third-party data centre locations for resilience and continuity, Volta is in a strong position to meet these increasing market demands.
“With the new floor up and running in the New Year there will be an abundance of space and power for new customers to occupy racks and for existing customers to expand their footprint.”