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Global Switch London North

London North (otherwise known as Global Switch 1) is a small Docklands data centre, close to Telehouse's campus and Global Switch's flagship London facility, London East

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  • Docklands
  • It's about 250m North West of the East India Docklands Light Railway station

Building Overview

  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 23,439 sq m of gross space
  • 3 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: 3.8m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 5kN/m squared
  • 2 goods lift (2.5 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts


  • 11kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 29MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power supplied by on-site static N+1 UPS in Area 1 and by Diesel Rotary UPS with N+1 redundancy in Area 2
  • Mechanical systems backed up by standby generator system for Area 1 with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,000 W per square meter as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported


  • 11.8MW of installed cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 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
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system connects London North to London East

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Argonite and FM200 gas suppression system in technical areas (Argonite is a blend of 50% Argon gas and 50% Nitrogen gas.)

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 North
East India Dock House, 240 East India Dock Road, London
E14 9YY
Global Switch
Associated Labels (past and present): 
Global Switch 1

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 020 7847 4550

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