UK Data Center Market Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2024-2029: Upcoming Cables like 2Africa, Amitie, and BT North Sea Strengthen the UK's Global Connectivity

Dublin, April 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "United Kingdom Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2024-2029" report has been added to's offering.

The United Kingdom Data Center Market was valued at USD 8.80 billion in 2023, and is projected to reach USD 10.12 billion by 2029, showcasing a CAGR of 2.36%.

The UK data center market is thriving due to the widespread adoption of digital platforms, expanding 5G connectivity, rising internet users, increasing data traffic, government initiatives, and integrating advanced technologies like IoT, big data, and AI. These factors collectively contribute to the heightened demand for data centers.

The UK benefits from a robust network of internet exchange points, including LINX London, LINX Manchester, and others, which facilitate inland connectivity and support seamless data exchange within the country.

The UK boasts 56 submarine cables connecting it to key regions globally, facilitating robust connectivity and supporting initiatives like 5G rollout and cloud service expansion. Upcoming cables like 2Africa, Amitie, and BT North Sea strengthen the UK's global connectivity.

The UK government is actively promoting digital infrastructure through projects like the Wireless Infrastructure Strategy, aimed at increasing wireless connectivity by 2030, and the Digital Strategy, outlining comprehensive digital policy across critical domains.

In November 2023, the UK government partnered with IBM to grant access to advanced quantum computers via the cloud. CGG established a 100 petaflops HPC Hub powered by renewable energy, highlighting investments in AI and high-performance computing infrastructure.

By 2040, it's projected that one million UK businesses will integrate AI-driven technologies, reflecting AI's continued growth trajectory and importance in shaping the digital landscape.


  • Market size is available in the investment, area, power capacity, and UK colocation market revenue.
  • An assessment of the data center investment in the UK by colocation and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing UK data center market landscape, an in-depth market analysis, and insightful predictions about market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in the UK
  • Data Center Colocation Market in the UK
  • The UK data center market investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the industry.


IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • 2bm
  • Arup
  • ARC: MC
  • Atkins
  • BladeRoom Data Centres
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Deerns
  • Future-tech
  • HDR Architecture
  • ISG
  • JCA Engineering
  • Kirby Engineering Group
  • KMG Partnership
  • Mace
  • Mercury Engineering
  • MiCiM
  • studioNWA
  • Oakmont Construction
  • Sweet Projects
  • RED
  • Skanska
  • STO Building Group
  • Sudlows
  • TTSP
  • Waldeck

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Airedale International Air Conditioning
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Kohler SDMO
  • Legrand
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rolls Royce
  • Riello Elettronica (Riello UPS)
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Socomec
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ark Data Centres
  • China Mobile International (CMI)
  • Colt Data Centre Services
  • Custodian Data Centres
  • CyrusOne
  • Cyxtera Technologies
  • Corscale Data Centers
  • Digital Realty
  • Data Datacentres
  • Equinix
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • Global Switch
  • Iron Mountain
  • Ionos
  • Infinity SDC
  • Keppel Data Centres
  • Kao Data
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Lumen Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • Proximity Data Centres
  • Serverfarm
  • Sungard Availability Services
  • Telehouse
  • Vantage Data Centers
  • Virtus Data Centres (ST Telemedia Global Data Centres)
  • Yondr

New Entrants

  • CloudHQ
  • Digital Reef
  • EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure
  • Google
  • Global Technical Realty
  • Stratus DC Management


  • Existing Facilities in the Region (Area and Power Capacity)
    • Greater London
    • Berkshire
    • Greater Manchester
    • Other Counties
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the Region (Area and Power Capacity)

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages152
Forecast Period2023 - 2029
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$8.8 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2029$10.12 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate2.3%
Regions CoveredUnited Kingdom


This report analyses the UK data center market share. It elaboratively analyses the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standards. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments. The segmentation includes:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • Racks
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chiller Units
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
  • Core & Shell Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Engineering & Building Design
  • Fire Detection & Suppression Systems
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Standard
  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • Greater London
  • Other Counties


  • How much is the UK data center market investment expected to grow?
  • How many data centers have been identified in the UK?
  • What is the growth rate of the UK data center market?
  • What are the driving factors for the UK data center market?
  • Who are the new entrants in the UK data center market?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in the UK
1.1. Historical Market Scenario
1.2. 200+ Unique Data Center Properties
1.3. Data Center IT Load Capacity
1.4. Data Center White Floor Area
1.5. Existing vs. Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Counties
1.6. Counties Covered
1.6.1. Greater Location
1.6.2. Berkshire
1.6.3. Greater Manchester
1.6.4. Other Counties
1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Projects in the UK

2. Investment Opportunities in the UK
2.1. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors of the UK Market
2.2. Investment Opportunities in the UK
2.3. Investment by Area
2.4. Investment by Power Capacity

3. Data Center Colocation Market in the UK
3.1. Data Center Demand Factors in the UK
3.2. Colocation Services Market in the UK
3.3. Retail vs Wholesale Data Center Colocation
3.4. Retail & Wholesale Colocation Pricing

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Trends
4.3. Market Restraints

5. Market Segmentation
5.1. IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.4. Breakup of Construction Cost
5.5. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

6. Tier Standard Investment
6.1. Tier I & II
6.2. Tier III
6.3. Tier IV

7. Geography
7.1. Greater London
7.2. Other Counties

8. Key Market Participants
8.1. IT Infrastructure Providers
8.2. Construction Contractors
8.3. Support Infrastructure Providers
8.4. Data Center Investors
8.5. New Entrants

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