The UK Data Centre Trends Report  analyses the key trends impacting the UK Data Centre market, including Data Centre space, power, pricing and customer trends. It provides a unique analysis of market sizing and the key customer trends impacting the UK market using a survey.

The survey also provides a unique analysis of the key trends influencing the UK Data Centre market, which is the largest Data Centre market in Europe.

Research has identified the key developments of new-build facilities, financial results, and trends impacting the UK Data Centre Market.

The publication also identifies the key aggregated pricing – by standard rack space (without power) and by m2. Finally, TCL summarises the overall Data Centre trends taking place in the UK market over the last six month period. 

The research is based on a survey of over Data Centre providers in the UK market, with over 200 facilities.

  • TCL has used its database to calculate the UK Data Centre market size by space (m2) and by total customer power (MW) – referred to as DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power).
  • TCL has broken down the total overall space and power by the main regional Data Centre clusters around the UK (including London, outside the M25 ring-road area and selected cities such as Manchester).

The report concludes:

  • The UK Data Centre market remains the largest in Europe with one third more space than Germany (the second largest market).
  • There is continued growth in the UK Data centre space and Power market though growth in percentage terms is lower than in some of the other markets in Europe.
  • The most recent growth in DC capacity has come from the established players
  • The Inner London & M25 and Slough Data Centre city clusters together account for 45% of all UK space
  • Growth for new Data Centre city clusters remains a challenge, with development focus on the established London & Slough areas
  • Pipeline prospects for future growth remain a concern, although the e-shelter/NTT & Virtus developments are due to launch in London and Slough during 2020, there is a slowdown in other new Data Centre developments in part due to Brexit uncertainty.
  • The London Data Centre cluster is now the 4th largest in Europe, and has fallen behind the Frankfurt, Amsterdam & Paris city clusters based on Data Centre space as of the end of 2019