Ada Infrastructure to build AI-ready 210 MW Data Centre

The new facility in East London Royal Docks will be built with a focus on AI and sustainability
Sustainable data centre company Ada Infrastructure will build a 210 MW data centre campus in East London’s Royal Docks, with a focus on AI & sustainability

Ada Infrastructure has been chosen by the Newham Strategic Development Committee, to build a new 210 MW data centre campus, which will be one of the biggest in London. 

Ada Infrastructure is a world leader in sustainable digital infrastructure and the data centre platform of GLP Capital Partners. As Ada Infrastructure’s newest development in the UK, the Docklands data centre campus will be designed with sustainability, safety and security in mind, as well as the most efficient practices for AI workloads.

A data centre built for technology, people and the planet

Based in Bellevue, Washington, US, Ada Infrastructure has a global reach with its promise to manage data in a way that is ‘a positive force for technology, people and the planet’. Ada Infrastructure aims to lead the data centre industry with the support from asset management expertise of GLP Capital Partners. The company has seven in-flight campuses across Japan, the UK and Brazil, totaling more than 850 MW of power currently available and more than 1,500 MW in its global pipeline. 

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This new development in East London’s Royal Docks includes three 70 MW data centre buildings, in addition to a community multi-purpose facility, which has been sustainably designed, in order to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

The data centre buildings feature:
  • Energy solutions including air and liquid cooling systems, which operate without water evaporation
  • Usage of low-carbon building materials
  • Provisions for a district heating system interconnection.

The campus will also be ‘AI ready’, meaning it will be capable of adapting to the intensive power and cooling requirements of hyperscale AI applications.

Ada Infrastructure has committed itself to supporting local communities close to its facilities. This new site will offer job training programmes and careers in digital infrastructure and technology. Ada Infrastructure will also ensure that sustainability is maximised outside of the facility, by enhancing public spaces around the site with improved pathways, meaning employees can walk and cycle to work, along the River Thames. 

Opportunities for safe and sustainable data centre development 

Ada Infrastructure’s President, Jennifer Weitzel, said that this new data centre will drive the company forward in its goal to being a leading force for technology, people and the planet.

“This new data centre development embodies our commitment to driving positive change through the use of sustainable technology and materials, a robust environmental, health and safety programme and an ongoing investment in the communities in which we work and live,” she said. 

The project’s energy-efficient systems, net positive landscaping and strict physical and cybersecurity protocols, will set new standards for safe and sustainable development in the age of AI. Local partners across East London’s Royal Docks will also receive employment opportunities at the site. 

“We are delighted to see our vision for a large-scale data centre come to life at Docklands,” said Nick Cook, President, GLP Europe. “We will continue to leverage our significant footprint across Europe to support the growth of our data centre and clean energy strategies.”

Robert De Jong, Director at the Royal Docks Centre for Sustainability at the University of East London (UEL), said that he was thrilled at the potential for a positive impact across the community. 

“We are pleased to note the significant public realm improvements that will be of huge benefit to those who live, work and study in the local area, as a result of the new data campus,” he said. “These proposals are highly sustainable, in line with UEL’s own values, and have evolved to improve the design and architectural approach, as well as enhancing access to public space and the Thames River.”


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