Virtus has awarded Skanska a £53m contract to build the new LONDON11 data centre in Slough, UK.
The build involves the fit-out of six new data halls, construction of external steelwork plant gantries, plant rooms for mechanical and electrical and public health services, all MEPH infrastructure across the site, and office fit out.
The LONDON11 data centre covers over 5,500 sq.metres of net technical data centre space, delivering 13MW of IT load.
Construction work begins this month with completion scheduled for Spring 2023.
The centre is capable of being subdivided allowing clients to access anything from a rack in a colocation space, to their own suite or data hall with dedicated power and cooling.
This increases Virtus’ total data centre estate to more than 178MW and 77,000 sq.metre across its UK portfolio.
Neil Cresswell, CEO of Virtus Data Centres, said: “The start of building LONDON11 is a significant milestone in a busy year for Virtus.
“Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic our focus on operational excellence has enabled us to provide safe, reliable service to our valued customers, from our five live data centres, whilst also safely bringing two additional new data centres live in the past six months.”
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