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Watford, The Chess Building, 9-17 Caxton Way, Watford WD18 8UA

Watford is a scale data centre located just North West of central London. The facility is located within 30 minutes of Heathrow and Luton airports and is highly accessible from London via road and mainland rail services.  

The building sits on a substantial 6-acre site, providing 7,400 m2 of customer space with associated office and ancillary space. Watford data centre is comprised of eight data halls and offers bespoke customer solutions within a highly secure, perimeter fenced facility. Direct network or POP room connectivity is available.

Watford data centre offers extensive dedicated parking on site, is within 4 miles of both the major M1 & M25 motorways and is just 20 minutes by rail from central London’s Euston station.  

UK Data Centre Statistics

15
Data Centres
195
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Carriers
3
IXPs
3
Public Clouds

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Data Centres

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Interconnection is at the heart of our data centres enabling secure, fast, and reliable interconnect connectivity throughout our ecosystem.

Connectivity

Interconnection is at the heart of our data centres enabling secure, fast, and reliable interconnect connectivity throughout our ecosystem.

Whether you need to move off-premise or connect multiple data centres, we have reliable solutions for your private and hybrid clouds.

Cloud

Whether you need to move off-premise or connect multiple data centres, we have reliable solutions for your private and hybrid clouds.

 

Building Size

  • 7,400 m2 

Floor

  • Raised

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Alert (VESDA)
  • Point detection above and below
  • Argonite fire suppression system

Power

  • Total power: 40 MVA 
  • 2 main utility suppliers
  • UPS redundancy: N+N and N+1 
  • 40 N+1 diesel generators
  • Fuel supplier SLA time: 4 hours 
  • 99.999% uptime SLA

Cooling

  • Cooling configuration: Chilled water and DX  systems 
  • Cooling redundancy: N+1 
  • CRAH and CRAX cooling units N+1 

Security

  • 24/7 CCTV inside and out, 30 days recording
  • Anti-tailgate entry system 
  • Card readers
  • Common area biometric readers, optional for customer cages
  • Anti-tamper perimeter fencing 

Facility Specs

 

Building Size

  • 7,400 m2 

Floor

  • Raised

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Alert (VESDA)
  • Point detection above and below
  • Argonite fire suppression system

Power

  • Total power: 40 MVA 
  • 2 main utility suppliers
  • UPS redundancy: N+N and N+1 
  • 40 N+1 diesel generators
  • Fuel supplier SLA time: 4 hours 
  • 99.999% uptime SLA

Cooling

  • Cooling configuration: Chilled water and DX  systems 
  • Cooling redundancy: N+1 
  • CRAH and CRAX cooling units N+1 

Security

  • 24/7 CCTV inside and out, 30 days recording
  • Anti-tailgate entry system 
  • Card readers
  • Common area biometric readers, optional for customer cages
  • Anti-tamper perimeter fencing 

Check out our full list of services including colocation, build to suit, and a focus on sustainability for a complete data centre ecosystem strategy.

Data Centres

Check out our full list of services including colocation, build to suit, and a focus on sustainability for a complete data centre ecosystem strategy.

Interconnection is at the heart of our data centres enabling secure, fast, and reliable interconnect connectivity throughout our ecosystem.

Connectivity

Interconnection is at the heart of our data centres enabling secure, fast, and reliable interconnect connectivity throughout our ecosystem.

Whether you need to move off-premise or connect multiple data centres, we have reliable solutions for your private and hybrid clouds.

Cloud

Whether you need to move off-premise or connect multiple data centres, we have reliable solutions for your private and hybrid clouds.

 

Building Size

  • 7,400 m2 

Floor

  • Raised

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Alert (VESDA)
  • Point detection above and below
  • Argonite fire suppression system

Power

  • Total power: 40 MVA 
  • 2 main utility suppliers
  • UPS redundancy: N+N and N+1 
  • 40 N+1 diesel generators
  • Fuel supplier SLA time: 4 hours 
  • 99.999% uptime SLA

Cooling

  • Cooling configuration: Chilled water and DX  systems 
  • Cooling redundancy: N+1 
  • CRAH and CRAX cooling units N+1 

Security

  • 24/7 CCTV inside and out, 30 days recording
  • Anti-tailgate entry system 
  • Card readers
  • Common area biometric readers, optional for customer cages
  • Anti-tamper perimeter fencing 

Facility Specs

 

Building Size

  • 7,400 m2 

Floor

  • Raised

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Very Early Smoke Detection Alert (VESDA)
  • Point detection above and below
  • Argonite fire suppression system

Power

  • Total power: 40 MVA 
  • 2 main utility suppliers
  • UPS redundancy: N+N and N+1 
  • 40 N+1 diesel generators
  • Fuel supplier SLA time: 4 hours 
  • 99.999% uptime SLA

Cooling

  • Cooling configuration: Chilled water and DX  systems 
  • Cooling redundancy: N+1 
  • CRAH and CRAX cooling units N+1 

Security

  • 24/7 CCTV inside and out, 30 days recording
  • Anti-tailgate entry system 
  • Card readers
  • Common area biometric readers, optional for customer cages
  • Anti-tamper perimeter fencing 

Accreditations

ISO 27001

ISO9001

ISO14001

ISO50001

PCI DSS

AICOA

London Information

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LON1
Address: 
11 Hanbury St, London, E1 6QR, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7375 7000

LON2
Address: 
11 Hanbury St, London, E1 6QR, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7375 7000

LON3
Address: 
11 Hanbury St, London, E1 6QR, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7375 7000

Oliver's Yard
Address: 
Oliver's Yard, 55-71 City Road London, EC1Y 1HQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Cloud House & Cloud House West
Address: 
1 Muirfield Crescent, London, E14 9SZ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Sovereign House
Address: 
227 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 207 954 9100

West Drayton
Address: 
Unit 1, 1 Airport Gate, Bath Road, Middlesex, UB7 0NA, United Kingdom 
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Crawley 
Address: 
Unit 2, Connect Way, Manor Royal Crawley, RH10 9BD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Crawley
Address: 
Napier Way, Crawley, RH10 9QJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Chessington 
Address: 
Fountain Court, Cox Lane, Chessington, KT9 1SJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Redhill 
Address: 
Foxboro Business Park, 3 St Anne's Boulevard, Redhill, RH1 1AX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Watford 
Address: 
The Chess Building, 9-17 Caxton Way, Watford, WD18 8UA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100

Woking
Address: 
Unit 21 Goldsworth Park Trading Estate, Woking, GU21 3BA, United Kingdom 
Phone: +44 (0)207 954 9100