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Netwise Announces London East Facility

Netwise Announces London East Facility




London, 14/04/20 – London-based data centre operator Netwise has today officially announced plans for the opening of a brand new London data centre, set for launch in 2021.

The state-of-the-art 13,000ft2 facility will be named Netwise London East (NLE), and will join their existing estate of private and partner on-net data centres next year.

While a full technical specification is being kept under wraps for the time being, released headline figures indicate a 1.5MVA build, housing up to 256 rack footprints, split across four data halls.

This will be the third private design and build project undertaken by the now 10-year-old data centre specialist, having completed their first small-scale London South build in 2011, and their 11,000ft2 London Central facility in 2016. The new site will interconnect with London Central, as well as primary points of presence across their privately-operated metro network.

Netwise will continue to push focus on hyper-efficient technologies, opting again to deploy an evaporative system for primary cooling, enabling a design capacity PUE as low as 1.05 – one of the lowest for a colocation facility anywhere in the world.

All energy will again be purchased from entirely renewable sources, to match energy commitments at their existing London Central facility.

This will be inner London’s first new data centre for several years, continuing the trend of capacity growth inside the capital. Netwise are one of just a small collection of independent facility and network operators investing this heavily in the city’s technical infrastructure.

Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise, gave his thoughts on the forthcoming NLE facility.

“This announcement comes off the back of a 12-month planning and design cycle, which involved several site options and design iterations being put through their paces. It’s incredibly exciting to finally reach the point of publicly announcing London East, and to break ground on what will be a long but very rewarding build phase.”

London East will give Netwise private coverage over another of London’s key data centre hotspots for the first time. The new facility is just a short distance from the large Telehouse Docklands campus, which stands as one of Europe’s most important interconnection locations.

This will also be the organisation’s first foray into carrier neutrality, with NLE being the first of their privately-operated colocation facilities to welcome third party network operators into the fold. While clients will still enjoy access to the wide array of connectivity options on offer from Netwise, they’ll also be able to connect in with their own carriers on-location for the first time.

Matt Seaton, Senior Manager, gave further comment.

“To say the entire team at Netwise is excited about the new facility is an understatement. Building bespoke data centres is what we do best, and what has enabled us to grow in the way we have, delivering a range of services to our customers that you simply won’t find anywhere else. London East will again take us to the next level in terms of capability and capacity, just as London Central did back in 2016.”

Management at Netwise have advised that several key anchor tenants are already in early discussions regarding space options at the new site, however details are being kept highly confidential.

Netwise will be resuming their much-lauded Build Blog throughout the project, detailing developments as works progress throughout the year.

Hard hat tours will be available in small numbers each quarter. Netwise are advising interested parties to request more information on when these will be available through the ‘Book a Tour’ function on their website.



Netwise provide enterprise-grade data centre environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. By designing and building its own private data centres and offering unparalleled flexibility in its turnkey services as a result, Netwise brings to life a wholly unified approach to critical IT infrastructure.

A young, energetic team sit at the helm, allowing Netwise to grow progressively and organically into the inimitable company it is today. The bespoke, almost boutique nature of the Netwise facilities, coupled with the unique dynamism of company operations, allows for the supply of truly individualised solutions which meet the exacting requirements of any business.