Data Centre Construction Market Report – UK 2020-2024 including Covid-19 Insight

The 5th edition of the report Data Centre Construction Market Report – UK 2020-2024 values the construction market for data centres and provides a thorough review of the structure and performance of the market.

 

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The 5th edition of the report Data Centre Construction Market Report – UK 2020-2024 provides an in-depth review of the construction market for data centres – both newbuild and RMI – including; market values, trends, forecasts, product mixes and competitor analysis.

Key sections covered:

  • Review of market structure – data centre operators, ownership, customer groups, classification and data centre types.
  • Data centre construction market overview – state of the market, key sectors, mix between newbuild and RMI.
  • Market performance – market size by installed value, review of recent trends & drivers with forecasts to 2024.
  • Key influences – legislation & regulations, energy efficiency, shift to Cloud computing etc.
  • Contracting and supply – corporate activity and major projects.
  • Key product sectors in data centre construction.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Review of the commercial sector incorporating co-location and wholesale providers.
  • Government strategy regarding IT and take-up of cloud-based solutions.
  • Analysis of the main sectors, e.g. commercial, private and public including trends and construction output, projects and prospects.
  • Key trends and drivers in the data centre industry – the increasing adoption of cloud computing/services, virtualisation, data centre optimisation strategies, focus on whole life cost and energy efficiency and an increase in outsourcing etc.
  • Analysis of leading data centre operators/contractors and recent mergers & acquisitions.

Some of the companies included:

Equinix, NTT, Interxion, Virtus, Digital Realty, CyrusOne, BT, Fujitsu, IBM Data Centre Services, DXC Technology,
Capgemini, CGI, Capita, Huawei, Accenture, Atos Siemens, Wipro Technologies, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Rackspace, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, Balfour Beatty, Wates (SES), Crown House Technologies, Virtus Data, Maxwells Farm, Langley Business Park, ARK Data Centres,
Telehouse, Pulsant, iOmart, Colt, The Bunker, Gyron Internet, Symantec, Adobe, Node 4, Fasthosts, Six Degrees Group, Rackspace, Claranet, Pure Storage and more.

Data Centre Industry Overview

  • Brief overview, development and structure.
  • Key trends and drivers in the data centre sector – e.g. government programmes, growth in online transactions
  • Review of the ratings system
  • Market structure – segmentation between owner-operators, wholesale and co-location

Data Centre Construction

  • Construction market overview – the state of the market in 2019, capacity, key sectors.
  • Market segmentation – newbuild, upgrade/replacement and repair &maintenance.
  • Market size and recent trends -by value installed value 2015-2019 and market prospects to 2024.
  • Key market drivers – growth in Internet usage, growth in Cloud computing, IT outsourcing, optimization strategies, server types, legislation and standards, carbon reduction and ‘green energy’ requirements, growth in modular data centre construction.
  • Project characteristics – design issues, key components, breakdown of costs, site selection.

Sector Review

  • Segmentation between owner-operators, public sector and commercial providers and overviews of each.
  • Commercial providers – market size and trends 2015-2024; recent major projects. Sub-sector mix between wholesale providers, co-location providers (mix by client types), managed service providers.
  • Public sector organisations – market size and trends 2015-2024; government IT spending and data centre estate; government ICT strategy.
  • Private sector owner-operators – market size and trends 2015-2024; reviews of key user sub-sectors e.g. financial services, online retail & leisure, telecoms providers and ISPs, broadcasting and social media,

Product Review

  • Segmentation between building elements, mechanical systems and electrical systems
  • Data centre construction mix and trends e.g. building envelope, cooling & aircon equipment, fire protection & security.
  • Electrical equipment segmentation and trends – generators, UPS, distribution & cabling.
  • Security equipment segmentation and trends – CCTV, alarm systems and access control.

Suppliers and Contractors Review

  • Data centre consulants; Building contractors; M & E and IT contractors; data centre operators; data centre design & build specialists; modular data centre manufacturers; IT and power equipment manufacturers.

Tables and Charts

  • There are 32 tables and charts included in this detailed report.

This report reviews the UK market for data centre construction, incorporating new build, replacement/retrofit and RMI and covering both public sector and private sector work. This is not a review of the commercial data centre operator/developer market. It covers the overall size and performance of the construction of data centres market since 2015, with forecasts provided until 2024, as well as key end use sectors and market influences. The report focuses on buildings constructed or converted for the sole use as data centres, and excludes server rooms within existing buildings, however, privately owned stand-alone data centres are covered.

Data centre construction projects are characterised by their large size and by their substantial requirements for power to the site. Relatively few data centres are constructed as new builds each year; however, the large size of these projects mean they have a significant impact on the market. This market is heavily reliant on replacement, repair and maintenance work as there is a relatively large base of existing data centres, of which many are nearing end of life. In addition, replacement cycles are relatively short due to the rapid development and changing requirements of IT equipment.

Growth in the data centre construction market has been strong since late 2015, following a slowdown driven by over-supply of space. The shutdown of construction sites in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak will impact the sector in the short-term, but demand is such that the output levels are forecast to recover strongly when restrictions are eased.

Contents Listing

1. INTRODUCTION 8
1.1 INTRODUCTION 8
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 8
1.3 GLOSSARY 9
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 11
2.1 RECENT EVENTS 11
2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 13
3. UK DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY REVIEW 15
3.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 15
3.2 THE RATINGS STRUCTURE 17
3.3 DATA CENTRE MARKET STRUCTURE 18
4. THE DATA CENTRES CONSTRUCTION MARKET 21
4.1 DEFINITION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION 21
4.2 MARKET SIZE AND RECENT TRENDS 23
4.3. MARKET PROSPECTS 26
4.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 28
4.4.1 Background information 28
4.4.2 Design 29
4.4.3 Key Components 30
4.4.4 Cost 31
4.4.5 Site Selection 32
4.5 KEY MARKET DRIVERS 33
4.5.1 Internet Usage Levels 33
4.5.2 Levels of IT Outsourcing 36
4.5.3 Growth in Cloud Computing 38
4.5.4 Data Centre Optimisation Strategies 40
4.5.5 Legislation & Standards 42
4.5.6 Carbon Reduction & Green Energy Requirements 45
4.5.7 Innovation & Modern Methods of Construction 47
5 SECTOR REVIEW 50
5.1 OVERVIEW 50
5.2 COMMERCIAL PROVIDERS 51
5.2.1 Wholesale Providers 55
5.2.2 Co-location Providers 57
5.2.3 Hosting/ Cloud /Managed Service Providers 59
5.3 PUBLIC SECTOR 60
5.3.1 UK Government IT Spend and Data Centre Estate 62
5.3.2 UK Government ICT Strategy 62
5.4 PRIVATE OWNER OPERATORS 64
5.4.1 Background 64
5.4.2 Financial Services 66
5.4.3 Online Retail & Leisure 68
5.4.4 Telecoms Providers & ISPs 69
5.4.5 Broadcasting, Content Providers & Social Media 69
6. PRODUCT REVIEW 70
6.1 OVERVIEW 70
6.2 POWER CABLING AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 71
6.3 COOLING & AIR CONDITIONING 74
6.4 SECURITY & ACCESS CONTROL 75
6.5 FIRE PROTECTION 76
6.6 OTHER PRODUCTS 76
7. SUPPLIERS & CONTRACTORS REVIEW 78
7.1 DATA CENTRE CONSULTANTS 78
7.2 BUILDING CONTRACTORS 78
7.3 M&E AND IT CONTRACTORS 79
7.4 SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS 81
7.4.1 Data Centre Operators 81
7.4.2 Data Centre Design & Build Specialists 81
7.4.3 Modular Data Centre Manufacturers 82
7.4.4 IT and Power Equipment Manufacturers 83

 

Tables & Charts

CHART 1: UK MARKET FOR DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION BY VALUE 2015-2019 AND FORECASTS 2020 – 2024 11
TABLE 2: OVERVIEW OF RATINGS 17
CHART 3: MARKET STRUCTURE FOR DATA CENTRE SERVICE DELIVERY 19
CHART 4: OWNERSHIP OF DATA CENTRES % MIX BY TYPE OF OWNERSHIP BY FLOORSPACE 2019 20
CHART 5: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION – % MIX BY TYPE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY CONTRACTORS VALUES 2019 21
TABLE 6: UK DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET BY VALUE (£M) 2015 -2019 23
TABLE 7: UK DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET FORECASTS BY VALUE (£M) 2019 -2024 26
CHART 8: DATA CENTRE BUILD COST BREAKDOWN – % MIX BY INPUTS BY VALUE 2019 32
TABLE 9: CONNECTED DEVICES AND CONNECTION SPEED FORECASTS UK 2018 AND 2023 34
TABLE 10: MAJOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIES – CONNECTED DEVICES AND CONNECTION SPEED 2018 34
TABLE 11: BROADBAND AND INTERNET STATISTICS UK 2017-2019 35
TABLE 12: MOBILE DATA STATISTICS UK 2017-2019 36
CHART 13: SERVER TYPES – % MIX BY NUMBERS 2019 41
CHART 14: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET % MIX BY CLIENT SECTOR BY INSTALLED VALUES 2019 50
CHART 15: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET – COMMERCIAL PROVIDER SECTOR (£M) 2015-2024 52
TABLE 16: RECENT PROJECT COMMERCIAL SECTOR PROJECTS 54
CHART 17: CO-LOCATION FACILITIES % MIX BY CLIENT TYPE BY NUMBER 2019 58
CHART 18: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET – PUBLIC SECTOR (£M) 2015-2024 61
CHART 19: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION MARKET – PRIVATE SECTOR (£M) 2015-2024 65
CHART 20: UK ONLINE BANKING PENETRATION – % OF ADULTS 2011 – 2019 67
TABLE 21: UK E-COMMERCE PENETRATION RATES – % OF ADULTS 2011-2019 68
CHART 22: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION % BROAD PRODUCT MIX BY INSTALLED VALUE 2019 70
TABLE 23: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION % MIX OF KEY ELEMENTS BY INSTALLED VALUE 2019 71
CHART 24: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION – BROAD POWER CABLING & ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT % MIX BY INSTALLED VALUE 2019 72
CHART 25: DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION SECURITY SYSTEMS – % MIX BY INSTALLED VALUE 2019 76
TABLE 26: TOP M&E CONTRACTORS IN THE UK BY M&E TURNOVER 80
CHART 27: GVA CHAINED VOLUME MEASURES, 2015-2020, KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 85
CHART 28: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE, 2008-2023 86
CHART 29: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA – GB – TOTAL PAY – 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 87
CHART 30: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 88
CHART 31: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2019, STERLING TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 89


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