Work has begun on Telehouse North Two, further enhancing the Docklands campus as one of the main connectivity hubs of the internet.

The new data centre will offer 23,000sqm of client space across its 11-storeys with £135million invested to increase operation efficiency, including cutting edge cooling systems. It will even have its own grid sub-station.

There is increasing pressure on data hubs to host cloud operations, as businesses put more of their operations at arm's length and online.

As the primary home of the London Internet Exchange (Linx), the Docklands campus, just east of Tower Hamlets Town Hall, has around 900 private and public peering ports into Linx, making Telehouse Europe’s leading connectivity hub. The new data centre won’t be open to clients until early next year.

Hiroyuki Soshi, managing director of Telehouse Europe, said: “Twenty-five years ago Telehouse set the benchmark for data centres and today, Telehouse North Two continues that commitment.”

Telehouse North One was opened in 1990, with Telehouse East opening nine years later. Telehouse Metro was opened in 1997 in Tech City.