KDDI invests in UK data centre

23 July 2014 |


KDDI is investing a further £135 million in Telehouse’s data centre campus in London Docklands, UK.

The move is aimed at expanding the data centre’s network ecosystem in Europe, and will see the creation of a new facility – Telehouse North Two – which will focus on the development of hybrid services.

North Two will be built next to Telehouse North, adding 23,134 sq m of floor space and bringing the overall footprint of the Telehouse Docklands campus to 71,584 sq m.

“The £135 million investment in North Two will be crucial to the expansion of one of the world’s most critical internet hubs and marks a new dawn for data centres. We believe that as the internet continues to develop at such a dramatic pace, the underlying infrastructure in the Docklands must stay ahead to meet the needs of the future,” said Hiroyuki Soshi, MD at Telehouse Europe.

The backing from KDDI, one of Japan’s largest ICT companies, marks a strong period of investment in the UK economy by Japanese firms, which is said to have created 3,000 new jobs in the nation over the last year.