The construction of the newest central london datacentre, Telehouse West, is well underway.
We don’t have to visit the datacentre very frequently, but when we do we’ve been taking the odd photo of the construction work. As you can see, the progress of the build has been impressively fast.
Once complete, this datacentre will be one of the Greenest around. Waste heat (and there’s a lot of that in a datacentre) from the $180 million Telehouse colocation facility will be used in a district heat network for the local Docklands community. It also features solar cells on the roof to help with the massive electricity costs.
They have provided a live feed from two webcams so you can watch diggers and cranes all day if you want.