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Global Switch London East

London East (otherwise known as Global Switch 2) is Global Switch's flagship London facility, in Docklands. Its little brother - London North - is close by. 

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  • Docklands. A stone's throw away from the Telehouse campus
  • It's about 100m North West of the East India Docklands Light Railway station

Building Overview

  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 65,542 sq m of gross space
  • 11 data floors

Main Structural Features

  • Steel frame with concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
  • 5m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 60cm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3.6m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 10kN/m squared
  • 1 goods lift (7.5 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts


  • 132kV utility supply with N+N redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 46MVA (current)
  • Technical (IT) power and mechanical systems supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+2 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 2,000 W/m squared as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported


  • 41.57MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+2 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system
  • In rack cooling capability if required


  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols: 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDs)
  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
  • Access control using proximity card readers
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365


  • Carrier Neutral
  • 2 dedicated Meet Me rooms
  • 6 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system connects London East to London North

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • INERGEN gas suppression system in technical areas

Management of Critical Environmental Variables

  • Experienced 24x7x365 facilities management team
  • Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365
  • All Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365
  • Comprehensive energy metering systems
  • Internationally recognised critical environments programme

Global Switch Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Carbon Saver Gold Standard
  • Membership of the United Kingdom Climate Change Agreement (CCA)

Address and Location

Data Centre Name: 
London East
3 Nutmeg Lane, London
E14 2AX
Global Switch
Associated Labels (past and present): 
Global Switch 2

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 020 7847 4550

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