Global Switch London East is connected to Adapt’s UK data centre network via resilient links, enabling load balancing and synchronous replication across multiple production environments.

GS2's Docklands location is specifically designed to guarantee resilient connectivity, close to all major telecommunications and data networks with direct access to all major peering points including Telehouse East and North and Telecity.

The London data centre provides network interconnects with over 40 carriers, an ideal communications hub with 2 dedicated ‘Meet Me’ rooms and 4 diverse building entry points. Adapt can also arrange any carrier cross-connects and cable routing throughout the facility.

With diverse feeds from the National Grid’s 132kV network, the incoming electrical supply is considered to be one of the most resilient available to any infrastructure within the United Kingdom.

Global Switch London East facilities overview

  • Tier III+ specification data centre
  • Located in Docklands, 1km from the financial district and 6km from the city centre
  • 65,543 sq m of gross space over 11 data floors
  • Fibre rich; network interconnects with 40+ carriers
  • Power resilience 4 sub-stations within the fabric of the building
  • Mains power supplied via 2 x 132Kv incomers


  • Integrated with Adapt’s UK data centre network
  • Directly connected to Adapt’s M25 Periphery data centre
  • Ideal for split site solutions and synchronous replication
  • High Availability services
  • Various transport offerings
  • Flexible power solutions
  • kW commercial models
  • Carrier neutral facility
  • IP connectivity through multiple service providers
  • Rapid deployment of custom build private suites
  • Managed data centre infrastructure
  • Flexible contract terms
  • Intelligent integrated active server enclosures
  • Environmental sensors included as standard
  • Secure local and remote cabinet access

  • Connectivity

    • IP transit: a choice of Tier 1 IP providers
    • MPLS: for higher bandwidth and low latency data transfer
    • Resilient inter-site data centre connectivity
    • Fibre channel
    • Wavelengths

    Space and power options

    • Caged private areas with a range of enhanced security offerings
    • Custom builds bespoke to unique requirements
    • Power density options up to 7kw per rack

    Intelligent rack options

    • Intelligent IQ cabinets with high availability and full redundancy
    • Environmental sensors included as standard
    • Humidity and 2 x door microswitches
    • Secure local and remote access integrated into Adapt’s Management Portal
    • Environmental and power monitoring


    • Steel frame with concrete floors, metal faced cladding and glazing
    • 5m slab to slab height
    • Minimum from raised floor: 3,600mm clear height to underside of deepest beam
    • Raised floor height available up to 600mm
    • Minimum floor loading of 10kN/m²
    • 1 goods lift (7.5 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts


  • 132kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 43MVA
  • Additional utility power supply capacity of 40MVA available
  • Technical and mechanical power supplied by on site diesel rotary type UPS
  • 28.3MW technical (IT) power
  • Mechanical systems backed up by DRUPS system
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site diesel tanks support 48 hours at full capacity with 24x7 fuel delivery
  • Offering up to 2,000W/m2 as standard, with higher power density available


  • Chilled water cooling system
  • Minimum N+2 resilience on all systems
  • 35.2MW of total cooling provision
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • CRAC units within customer areas provided at minimum N+1
  • Temperature and humidity in technical space to industry accepted standards and maintained within energy efficient parameters
  • In-rack cooling capability if required

Fire detection and suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • VESDA early warning system
  • Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas


  • Security Operations Centre manned 24x7
  • Security guard patrols 24x7
  • Premises under constant CCTV surveillance (both exterior and interior common parts)
  • CCTV records kept for a minimum of 31 days
  • Intruder alarms to all areas
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection System
  • Physical access to the data centre is controlled by mantrap
  • Strict access control procedures
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric systems
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7
  • Secure staging available if required

Building management system (BMS)

  • Experienced 24x7 facilities management team
  • Environmental conditions monitored continuously in all technical areas
  • All engineering systems monitored 24x7
  • Comprehensive energy metering system recording regular time series consumption data throughout the electrical infrastructure

Telecoms infrastructure

  • Access to multiple telecommunications providers
  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 4 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Managed structured fibre cabling to London North Meet Me Rooms
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment

Associated services

  • Remote monitoring via Adapt’s Management Portal
  • Remote/ intelligent hands
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Infrastructure as a Service

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