UK Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2021-2026

UK Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2021-2026

In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this UK Data Center Market Report

The UK data center to grow at a CAGR of 1.86% during 2021–2026


  • In terms of power capacity, UK witnessed the construction of more than 15 data center projects in 2020, adding a cumulative power capacity of over 160 MW.
  • In 2020, London was a key investment destination in the UK data center market. Manchester, Slough, and Birmingham are expected to witness increased investments in coming years.
  • SliverEdge DC was a new entrant in the market in 2020. CloudHQ and Pure Data Centres are some other data center operators planning to develop hyperscale campuses in the UK.
  • Many smart city initiatives are going on in the UK, such as Manchester’s Triangulum project, Future City Glasgow, Bristol Is Open, Smarter London Together, and more, which in turn, is fueling the growth of the data center market in the UK.
  • Diesel generators are widely adopted among data center operators in the UK market.
  • Increasing awareness of end-to-end power monitoring in facilities leads to the adoption of metered/switched PDUs among UK data center facilities.
  • Most of the facility operators in the UK adopt free cooling solutions, and the country supports over 7,000 hours of free cooling per year.
The report considers the present scenario of the UK data center market and its market dynamics for the forecast period 2021−2026. It covers a detailed overview of several growth enablers, restraints, and trends in the market. The study includes the demand and supply aspects of the market.

  • Greenfield construction dominates the UK data center market with hyperscale investments by local and global operators.
  • Intelligent security systems such as high-definition cameras, security badge control systems, and biometric access are gaining traction in facilities across the country.
  • SliverEdge DC opened its facility in Swindon in 2021, adding 37,000 square feet of data center space. It also has plans to expand to other locations in the country in the coming years.
  • Increasing investments in AI, IoT, and 5G applications will continue to grow server revenue in the country.
  • All-flash storage providers such as DELL, HPE, IBM, NetApp, and Lenovo have a strong market share in the UK.

ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Eaton, KOHLER-SDMO, Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric, Rolls-Royce Power Systems are some of the support infrastructure providers in the UK data center market. In terms of investors, Vantage Data Centers has announced to build new data center near Cardiff data center facility that will be adding over 50 MW of IT load. Echelon Data Centres LCY 10 data center facility will add around 17 MW of power capacity and is expected to be online by Q1 2022. Echelon Data Centres will start the construction of LCY 20 data center facility in Q2 2021 that will add around 19 MW of IT load.

IT Infrastructure Providers
  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors
  • Arup
  • 2bm
  • ARC:MC
  • Atkins
  • blu-3
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Future-tech
  • Hurley Palmer Flatt (HDR)
  • Infiniti
  • ISG
  • JCA Engineering
  • Kirby Group Engineering
  • KMG Partnership
  • Metnor Construction
  • Mercury Engineering
  • MiCim
  • NWA
  • Oakmont Construction
  • RED
  • Structure Tone
  • Sudlows
  • TTSP
  • Waldeck
Support Infrastructure Providers
  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Legrand
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Riello UPS
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Socomec
  • Vertiv
  • Ark Data Centres
  • China Mobile International (CMI)
  • Colt Data Centre Services
  • CyrusOne
  • Datum Datacentres
  • Digital Realty
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • Equinix
  • Iron Mountain
  • Netwise Hosting
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Proximity Data Centres
  • VIRTUS Data Centres
  • Teledata UK
  • Telehouse
  • Vantage Data Centers

This report analyzes the UK Data Center market share and elaborative analysis of the existing and upcoming facilities, datacenter investments in terms of IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standard, and geography. It discusses market sizing and estimation for different segments to the investment in the facilities. The segmentation includes:

  • Existing Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Other Cities
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
  • Infrastructure Type
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
  • Building Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Segments
  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Other Cities
  • Market size available in the area, power capacity, investment, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment of the UK data center investment in the market by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators
  • Datacenter investments in terms of white floor area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across county in the UK, along with Scotland and Wales
  • A detailed study of the existing UK data center market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the UK data center market size during the forecast period
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in the UK
  • Facilities Covered (Existing): 186
  • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 11
  • Coverage: 30 County
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Datacenter colocation market in the UK
  • Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
  • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the UK data center market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, cooling, and general construction services) with market sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, and growth restraints, and prospects for the data center market
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the market
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the market

1. What are some existing and upcoming Data Centers in the UK?

2. What are the investment opportunities in the UK Market?

3. What is the expected CAGR for the UK Data Center Market for the forecast period?

4. Who are the key participants for Data Center Market in the UK?

5. What are the latest trends in the UK Data Center Market?

Chapter 1 : Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers In UK
185+ Unique Data Center Properties
Data Center IT Load Capacity
Data Center White Floor Area Space
Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by County
Counties Covered
o Greater London
o Greater Manchester
o Berkshire
o Other County
Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In UK
Data Center Investments
Investment by Area
Investment by Power Capacity
Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In UK
Colocation Services Market in the UK
Retail Colocation vs Wholesale Data Center Colocation
Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-ons
Chapter 4: Market Dynamics
Market Drivers
Market Trends
Market Restraints
Chapter 5: Market Segmentation
IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast
Chapter 6: Tier Standard Investment
Tier I & II
Tier III
Tier IV
Chapter 7: Geographic Segmentation
Other Cities
Chapter 8: Key Market Participants
IT Infrastructure Providers
Construction Contractors
Support Infrastructure Providers
Data Center Investors
Chapter 9: Appendix
Market Derivation
Quantitative Summary

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