On the level about data centre location: How the industry is changing
In 1914, the Harrods Furniture Depository was completed on the banks of the Thames in leafy Barnes. It served as a warehouse for many years but in 2000 its conversion to 250 residential apartments was completed. With the penthouse flats selling for £6.5m, it is easy to understand why such prime real-estate could no longer be wasted on warehousing.
In the last 20 years, the majority of data centre development has used some of the most expensive real-estate in the UK. Given that...