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THE UK DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS AN INVESTMENT OF USD 7.45 BILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 1.86% DURING 2021–2026

The UK Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 186 Existing and 11 Upcoming Facilities Spread across Greater London, Berkshire, Greater Manchester, and Other County

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UK DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
Market SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 7.45 BILLION (2026)
Market Size (POWER CAPACITY) 201 MW (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 1.05 MILLION Sq ft. (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUES) USD 2.67 Billion (2026)
CAGR 1.86% (2021-2026)
BASE YEAR 2020
FORECAST YEAR 2021-2026

UK DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

  • 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.

UK Data Center Market Existing and Upcoming Facilities

COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AREA AND UPCOMING AREA

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  • 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 the 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

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT

  • 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. 

UK Data Center Market Size by Area

MARKET SIZE BY WHITE FLOOR AREA

UK DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

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 a 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 the LCY 20 data center facility in Q2 2021 that will add around 19 MW of IT load.

REPORT COVERAGE

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 VS. UPCOMING DATA CENTERS

  • Existing Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
    • Greater London
    • Berkshire
    • Greater Manchester
    • Other County
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)

UK DATA CENTER INVESTMENT COVERAGE

  • 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
    • Other Cities

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

IT Infrastructure Providers - Arista Networks, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Lenovo, NetApp

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors – AECOM, 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, KOHLER-SDMO, Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Piller Power Systems, Riello UPS, Rittal, Schneider Electric, Socomec, STULZ, Vertiv

Investors – Ark Data Centres, China Mobile International (CMI), Colt Data Centre Services, CyrusOne, Datum Datacentres, Digital Realty, Echelon Data Centres, Equinix, Iron Mountain, IONOS, Netwise Hosting, NTT Global Data Center, Proximity Data Centres, VIRTUS Data Centres, Teledata UK, Telehouse, Vantage Data Centers

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Datacenter Construction Contractors
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
  • New Entrants
  • Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
  • Corporate and Governments Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

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

There are over 185 existing third-party data centers and 10 upcoming facilities in the UK.

What are the investment opportunities in the UK Market?

In 2020, Cloud service providers were major contributors to the colocation demand. Financial services and media and entertainment industries are other major opportunity creators for data centers.

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

The UK data center market to grow at a CAGR of 1.86% during the forecast period.

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

The UK key participants include IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors and sub-contractors, support infrastructure providers, and data center investors.

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

The adoption of 5G and smart city development are some of the latest trends in the UK market.

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The UK has witnessed a significant number of data center investments from colocation and hyperscale facility operators. London is the primary data center hub in the UK, with the greatest number of facilities. A massive 1+ GW of power capacity is expected to be added in data centers in the UK between 2021-2026. In 2020, London was a key investment destination in the UK data center market. Manchester, Slough, and Birmingham are other destinations that will witness increased investments during the forecast period.

Base Year:           2020

Forecast Year:     2021−2026

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.

The report segments data center investment by the following areas:

Segmentation by Infrastructure Type

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network Infrastructure

Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Segmentation by Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

Segmentation by General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Segmentation by Tier Segments

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Segmentation by Geography

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Other Cities

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • AECOM
  • 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
  • KOHLER-SDMO
  • Legrand
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Riello UPS
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Socomec
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv

Investors

  • Ark Data Centres
  • China Mobile International (CMI)
  • Colt Data Centre Services
  • CyrusOne
  • Datum Datacentres
  • Digital Realty
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • Equinix
  • Iron Mountain
  • IONOS
  • Netwise Hosting
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Proximity Data Centres
  • VIRTUS Data Centres
  • Teledata UK
  • Telehouse
  • Vantage Data Centers

 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
    • Greater London
    • Greater Manchester
    • Berkshire
  • 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

  • London
  • 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 

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by County

Exhibit 3             Area Developed by County (thousand square feet)

Exhibit 4             Power Capacity by County (MW)

Exhibit 5             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Investment ($ Billion)

Exhibit 6             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Area 2020−2026 (Million Square Feet)

Exhibit 7             Market Size & Forecast by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 8             Data Center Colocation Service Revenue: Market Size & Forecast by 2020−2026 ($ Billion)

Exhibit 9             Retail Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 10           Wholesale Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 11           Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 12           Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 13           Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 14           Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 15           Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 16           Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 17           Market Size & Forecast in London by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 18           Market Size & Forecast in London by Area 2020−2026 (Million Square Feet)

Exhibit 19           Market Size & Forecast in London by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 20           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 21           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Area 2020−2026 (Million Square Feet)

Exhibit 22           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

 

LIST OF TABLES 

Table 1               List of Upcoming Data Center Projects

Table 2               Data Center Site Selection Criteria

Table 3               Overall Market Size & Forecast 2020−2026

Table 4               Market Size & Forecast by Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 5               Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 6               Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 7               Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 8               Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 9               Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 10             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 11             Investment Market Size & Forecast by London 2020−2026

Table 12             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Other Cities 2020−2026

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