Final bolt of Telehouse West facility tightened in ‘topping out’ ceremony

LONDON, UK, 22 September 2009 – Telehouse Europe today announced that the final bolt of its Telehouse West datacentre has been put into place. As part of yesterday’s ‘topping out’ ceremony, staff gathered on the top floor of the nine-storey building to witness Mr Mitsui, Managing Director, Telehouse Europe, tighten the last of 57,334 bolts used in the construction of the state-of-the-art facility.

The ceremony marked a key milestone in the building of Telehouse West, which is due for completion in March 2010. The datacentre will provide 19,000 square metres of secure storage space for UK businesses and will act as a connection hub to over 60 available carriers and over 300 ISPs, allowing customers to choose the service that best suits their needs. The facility will also help companies reduce thier carbon footprint by exporting waste heat to help heat nearby homes and businesses in the heart of London’s Docklands. The move will save up to 1,110 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum and provide up to nine megawatts of power for the local neighbourhood.

Commenting on the topping out ceremony, Mr Mitsui said:

“Yesterday represented a significant achievement for all the staff involved in the building of Telehouse West. Construction of the facility has progressed extremely fast since the beginning of the year, which is testament to months of hard work from both Telehouse Europe employees and our contractors, MACE. When complete, the datacentre will be Telehouse Europe’s flagship European facility.”

Interested parties can view a diary of construction of Telehouse West to-date and watch the site evolve over the coming months via a webcam, visit If you would like to meet with a Telehouse representative or book a tour of the new Telehouse West datacentre please contact: [email protected] or visit the Telehouse West online portal.

About Telehouse Europe

Telehouse Europe offers data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 700 major customers worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. It is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Global 300 company and, with its sister company Telehouse America, is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.

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