Volta, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries, has revealed plans for its first data centre in Central London. The data centre will be based in the iconic former Reuters building in Great Sutton Street EC1.
Backed by all equity funding from funds managed by Apollo Global Management’s real estate group, Apollo Global Real Estate Management and Glebe London Limited Partnership, Volta takes ownership of the site in June 2012. The data centre will be fully operational from January 2013 following a complete refurbishment where the latest state of the art equipment will be installed. Great Sutton Street will offer flexible data centre space tailored to individual business needs including colocation and private caged data suite.options.
The 8,500 sq m stand-alone data centre will have the most resilient data centre power supply available in Central London being connected to two 33kv substations. In addition, the building also benefits from already having a number of telecommunication providers including Colt, Verizon, C&W, BT, AboveNet, EU networks and Geo Networks, allowing potential customers immediate access to a wide range of the world's leading connectivity services.
Volta was formed by industry veterans Matthew Dent, former group property director and deputy CEO at Global Switch, Julian King, former Global Switch commercial director and Ian Charles Wright, former Chairman of ICW Power and former Non Executive Director at HPF.