Digital Realty has acquired a data center outside London in Slough, UK.

The colo firm this week announced the acquisition of a highly connected colocation data center in the Slough Trading Estate for $200 million.

The seller and precise location weren’t shared. DCD understands it was Cyxtera's LHR1 campus and was acquired from Brookfield.

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Cyxtera's LHR1 site in Slough – Google Maps

The company said the acquired campus features two individual data centers with a combined capacity of 15MW, with room for future expansion.

The acquisition marks the company’s entry into the west London submarket and complements existing colocation capabilities in the City and Docklands.

Séamus Dunne, MD for Digital Realty in the United Kingdom and Ireland, said: "This expansion into Slough is a significant step for Digital Realty, reinforcing our commitment to supporting digital transformation in the UK and across Europe. As the UK solidifies its position as Europe’s premier technology hub, this acquisition enhances our ability to support customers as they grow and scale, further establishing our presence in this vital market."

Digital currently operates 13 data centers across London totaling 912,100 sq ft (84,736 sqm). A large portion of that footprint is near the financial City of London area or East London’s Docklands, but the company has a number of West London sites in West Drayton, Chessington, and Woking, as well as further south in Redhill and Crawley.

As part of Brookfield’s acquisition of Cyxtera last year, Digital Realty was given an option to acquire a colocation data center in the Slough Trading Estate, though details weren't provided.

At the time of Brookfield’s acquisition, Cyxtera (later rebranded to Centersquare) operated the LHR1 campus in Slough at 630 and 631 Ajax Avenue.

Comprising two two-story buildings – known as A and B – the LHR1 site totaled 13.5MW across 9,385 sqm (101,020 sq ft) of raised floor and 22,295 sqm (239,980 sq ft) in total. LHR1-A offered 9MW of UPS capacity, and B offered 4.5MW of UPS capacity.