The performance has been variable in recent years, with construction demand affected by an oversupply of data centre resources in the colocation sector, followed by a period where the surplus capacity has been used to soak up modestly increasing demand. The effects of the government’s data centre consolidation programme are also contributing to the variable market performance.
‘Recently, there have been growing concerns about data sovereignty and the “safe harbor” ruling, something which is likely to lead to greater levels of storage of data in the UK and Europe by large scale US corporations,’ said Keith Taylor, director of AMA Research. ‘At the end of 2015 a number of major projects have been announced which will be implemented across 2016 and 2017, in particular the large scale data centres for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, and these together with other major programmes should provide some impetus to the market in the next year or two.’
The paragraphs relate to the ‘Data Centre Construction Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis’, which has recently been published by AMA Research.