London, UK – Data Centre Colocation

Our primary facility is based in Europe’s largest purpose-built data centre, Global Switch London 2.

This enhanced tier III facility offers scalable, resilient space solutions and is situated within close proximity of the main fibre route. It is underpinned by a minimum N+1 standard for power and cooling systems and delivers an optimal operating environment 24×7.

London, UK – Data Centre Colocation

For more information on our London data centre or any other products, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0800 612 2524 or complete the form on the contact page and one of our experts will call you back to discuss your needs.

Hyve Managed Hosting,
Global Switch 2,
3 Nutmeg Ln, Poplar,
London E14 2AX

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Benefits of using Hyve for Colocation

Architect your perfect platform

Hyve engineers work with you to architect the perfect platform for your business. We offer platforms in multiple global locations, all suited to your exact requirements. We can consult you on the best locations for connectivity and latency, to get the best performance for your customers.

Access to top suppliers

Hyve has partnerships with leading hardware suppliers to ensure that you purchase the best equipment for your platform and system's performance

Global Data centres

Hyve partner with Equinix to offer colocation in 35 data centres globally. We can deploy solutions in multiple data centres across various continents.

Fast response times

Hyve work with you to get faster response times for quotes and support. All of our calls connect directly to an English speaking engineer in all regions.


Hyve monitor all of your platforms across global locations. Our support team are on hand to help 24/7/365.


Hyve manage patching and security as well as the full stack, including: routers, firewalls, servers and infrastructure.

Technical Specifications

  • Gross area: 65,543m2 (705,498ft2)
  • Steel frame, concrete floors, metal cladding and glazing
  • Typical floor loading of 10kN/m2
  • 5m slab to slab height equations to 4.25m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Raised floors with anti-static tiles and a minimum height of 600mm installed in fully fitted areas, providing minimum clear height of 3.65m to underside of deepest beam
  • Column spacing primarily based on a 6m grid
  • Passenger lifts x 6 (8 people max per lift)
  • Goods lift (7.5 tonnes)

Power (Main and Emergency)

  • Minimum N+1 redundancy on power supply
  • Mains power supplied via 2 x 132kV ring main units
  • 3.1MW of power per floor plate
  • Power/cooling systems supported by up to 33 no-break Rotary Diesel UPS sets
  • On-site diesel tanks (4 x 119,000 litres) support 50 hours at full capacity with 8 hour, 24×7 fuel delivery callout contract in place

Controlled Environment

  • Minimum N+1 resilience on chilled water cooling system
  • Temperature in technical space maintained at 22°C (+/-2°C)
  • Humidity range of 50% (+/-10%) in technical areas
  • Up to 25 air cooled chillers installed, supplying 1.4MW of colling per chiller
  • Close control units (CCUs) provide conditioned air to technical space
  • Diverse chilled water distribution pipe work (ring main type) throughout facility

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas (smoke and heat) with manual break-glass units
  • Very early smoke detection and alarm system (VESDA) in the return air-flow of CCUs
  • Gas suppression system using centrally stored Inergen to technical and selected landlord
  • Sprinklers in corridors and selected plant rooms, with water ingress protection and monitoring provided where required
  • Dry risers to all floors
  • Smoke and gas extraction


  • Access to multiple telecommunications providers located in dedicated Meet Me Rooms (MMRs), via diverse dedicated connections
  • Diverse cable entry points (x4) with combination of 110mm ducts and 32mm sub ducts
  • Basket trays in three-sided format to all data risers – fully access controlled
  • Multiple connection points to each suite
  • Roof space availability for satellite & antennae equipment within Global Switch London campus

Building Management

  • Dedicated 24×7 facilities management team
  • BMS system monitors M&E operation within facility to:
    • ensure stability of the environment
    • monitor key electrical and mechanical systems
    • enable interface between key systems
    • provide data gathering
    • interlink life safety systems in the event of fire alarm activation


  • Premises Controllers manage facility security 24×7
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Intruder alarms to all areas with external infra-red barrier
  • Multiple CCTV cameras (interior and exterior)
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area

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