Media Centre latest research on the UK Data Centre market forecasts 107,000 m2 raised floor space with 192 MW by the end of 2020 excluding new projects

Published: Sat 10 August 2019

The UK DC market remains the largest market in Europe with 880,000 m2 of potential data centre raised floor and 1,213 MW of potential power at the end of June 2019 and continues to growth at a reduced rate though with new space being added by a handful of DC providers including Ark Data Centres, CyrusOne, e-shelter, Equinix and Virtus, with the focus on areas within the Inner London and M25 area followed by the Slough city cluster.


Datacentrepricing (DCP), a brand of Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) has released the H1 2019 edition of the UK Data Centre Tracker with some of the key trends highlighted below:


1)      Average Data Centre Pricing in the UK varies significantly by each Data Centre City Cluster with the average variance by up to 40 per cent. Birmingham and Manchester city clusters having the lowest track space.


2)      There continues to be new Data Centre developments in the London/Inner M25 and Slough Data Centre City Clusters with Virtus in Stockley and Slough, Cyrus One and Equinix expanding in Slough with both of these city clusters accounting for the majority of new DC space and power development.


3)      The UK Data Centre market remains fragmented with a large number of Data Centre Providers. Out of the over 120 Data Centre Providers, fifty-one (51) per cent is accounted for by just seven (7) Data Centre Providers.


4)      London and Inner M25 area remains the largest Data Centre City Cluster with over 270,000 M2 of Data Centre raised Floor space accounting for around 30 per cent of the total UK space.

Margrit Sessions, the owner of, adds: "The UK Data Centre market is growing by up to 50k m2 per annum; to-date the third party UK DC market is forecast to grow by 45k m2 during 2019 including new development and development already announced in the pipeline.  

She further adds: "Also, as of the end of June 2019, the UK third party Data Centre market has over 1,230 MW of DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power) in total – up from 1,180 MW of DCCP in total as of the end of December 2018". 


Stop Press: Datacentrepricing will be hosting a 1-day seminar@ IET (Savoy) in London on the 31st October 2019 with guest speakers focusing on key trends for European Data Centres.

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About the UK Data Centre Trends Tracker

UK Data Centre Trends (UK-DCT) is a Bi-Annual Subscription Service published twice a year January and August by It analyses third-party Data Centre facilities and


Each edition covers the sections:

UK Data Centre pricing, discounts and supplementary charges, UK Data Centre Pricing for Power, UK Data Centre Market Sizing, UK Data Centre Capacity, UK Data Center total Customer Power (MW), UK Data Centre clusters, New UK Data Centre developments, New Product Initiatives, Financial Data Centre Results and Developments, UK Data Centre Segments, UK Data Centre Customer Trends and UK Data Centre Pricing Trends.



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