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Datacentrepricing latest research finds that by the end of June 2022, the cumulative total of Data centre space announcement in 2022 is at 50% of the total of space announcements made in 2021

Published: Sat 9 July 2022

Datacentrepricing specialists in Data Centre research worldwide, has today published a new report covering the 2022 Data Centre Developments announced in the first half of 2022 in Europe.


About the report, called Data Centre Developments in Europe – H1 2022  uses information on just under sixty projects collated by datacentrepricing on key new third-party Data Centres planned across fifteen European countries.


From the research, datacentrepricing highlights the following key trends:

  • The UK sees the highest number of new Data Centre projects with twelve followed by Germany and Spain each eight.
  • The total announced Data Centre space in Europe to-date in 2022 is 467,815 m2.
  • The chart below shows, in which countries Data Centre announcements have been made in 2021 and 2022, with a number of countries showing no announcements made to-date in 2022.
  • Space announced vary from 325 m2 DataVita in Glasgow (announced in June 2022) up to the 50,000 m2 size development announced by Thor Digital for build in Madrid.

  • A focus on new markets for Data Centres: Over the last six-month period to the end of June 2022, there has been a move in Data Centre investment away from the traditional FLAP (Frankfurt, London Amsterdam and Paris) markets - which have previously attracted the majority of Data Centre investment – to smaller Tier II/III markets including Sofia (Bulgaria), Hamburg (Germany), Birmingham (UK) and others. 

  • Data Centre construction in Europe continues to boom - 29% of the announced data centre space being launched in 2022, 12% in 2023, 23.5% in 2024, 26.5% in 2025 and 9% in 2026.
  • The growth in new facilities in Europe reflects the spread of Data Centres to smaller metro markets in Europe who are now catching up with the larger FLAP markets with large campus developments. 

It is still too early to say whether economic headwinds, notably rising energy costs, inflation and the threat of an economic slowdown will impact the Data Centre sector, but investment continues in the two largest European Data Centre markets of the UK and Germany. Otherwise, new building is occurring in so-called Tier 2 markets, where there may be further opportunities for growth where the Data Centre markets up until recently having relatively little hyperscale capacity. 


Datacentrepricing will continue to track new data centre annoncements for the remainder of 2022. 




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About Datacentrepricing's Data Centre Developments in Europe – H1 2022 reportThe report is based on research made for Data Centre planned developments across Europe.  The research is based on all European countries.  

Further information about the report is to be available on datacentrepricing website at: and costs GBP £695 for a single user licence.


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Datacentrepricing is the Data Centre research and consulting business line of London-based international telecoms and research firm Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL). Datacentrepricing provides a wide range of reports on Data Centre & Cloud services and in 2020 alone has published reports on the Data Centre China, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and European Data Centre & Cloud markets. DCP also publishes twice a year the Euro Data Centre Trends Tracker & the UK Data Centre Trends Tracker which provides an update of Data Centre pricing, power, space & key developments in the European & UK country markets. 

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