Business secretary backs Docklands Telehouse development

By Rachel Bishop on July 31, 2014 6:55 AM |


Vince Cable has given his backing to a £135million data centre development, that will see the Docklands become an international internet hub.

Internet giant Telehouse signed a deal last year to expand the company at a two acre site in East India Dock Road.

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills said: "It's good news that Japanese ICT company KDDI has decided to invest a further £135 million into their global data centre at the Docklands.

"Britain's economy is growing thanks to Japanese investment and in 2013/14 they were the second biggest investor into the UK starting over 100 new projects and creating 3,000 new jobs.

"The investment, in line with the UK Government's policy of inward investment to encourage innovation, growth and new jobs, will enable businesses to take advantage of evolving technologies."

The newest expansion - North Two - will enable the company to deliver an updated digital infrastructure for UK companies, driven by cloud computing, apps, smartphones and tablets.

It will be built near Telehouse's original Europe data centre, Telehouse North.