VIRTUS to build 100% renewable energy data centre in Buckinghamshire, UK

  • VIRTUS Data Centres, a part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, plans a cutting-edge campus in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, meeting the UK’s demand for advanced data infrastructure, driven by cloud computing and AI applications.
  • The campus, with four data centres boasting a combined IT capacity of 75MW, reflects VIRTUS’ commitment to innovation and addressing evolving business needs.
  • The project prioritises environmental sustainability, targeting 100% renewable energy, zero-waste-to-landfill policies, and LEED Gold accreditation, while contributing to the local community through job creation and infrastructure investment.

VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), an outstanding player in the UK’s data centre industry and a part of the ST Telemedia (STT) Global Data Centres Group, has revealed its ambitious plans for a cutting-edge data centre campus in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire on 19 February, 2024. The new campus, located on a recently acquired 50-acre freehold plot, aims to cater to the escalating demand for high-capacity data infrastructure driven by the rise of cloud computing and AI applications.

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coming data centre campus in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

This strategic initiative underscores VIRTUS’ commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and addressing the evolving needs of businesses in the digital age. The Saunderton campus, strategically situated close to the existing data centre hub in Slough, west of London, is poised to become a vital part of the UK’s digital infrastructure landscape.

The state-of-the-art campus is designed to feature four data centres with a combined IT capacity of 75MW, making it a significant addition to VIRTUS’ portfolio of data centre facilities. The site has already secured planning approval and is set to commence construction in the fourth quarter of 2024, with completion scheduled for the second quarter of 2026.

The acquisition of this new 50 acre campus is a significant step in VIRTUS’ strategic growth plans… We are dedicated to being at the forefront of supporting businesses on their digital transformation journeys, whilst ensuring that our data centres are built to the highest sustainability standards, aligning with our target to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Neil Cresswell, CEO at Virtus Data Centres

Moreover, the Saunderton campus will prioritise environmental and societal considerations. It will be powered by 100% renewable energy, implement a zero-waste-to-landfill policy, and strive for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold accreditation. LEED is the world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, which offer environmental, social and governance benefits. 

The new Saunderton project also aims to contribute positively to the local community by creating skilled job opportunities, investing in local infrastructure, and offering training programmes.

About VIRTUS: Over a decade’s experience

VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS) is a trusted global leader in the data centre industry and the UK’s leading data centre company, committed to delivering reliable, resilient and responsible digital infrastructure for our customers. As part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), VIRTUS Europe is the home of the cloud in London, and at the heart of Europe.

Collectively, the STT GDC Group operates across Singapore, the UK, India, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, providing businesses an exceptional foundation that is built for their growth anywhere.


Cassie Gong

Cassie is a news reporter at BTW media focusing on company profiles, interviews, podcasts, networking, sustainability, and AI. She graduated from Newcastle University, UK with a Master’s degree in Translating & Interpreting and now works in London and Hangzhou. Send tips to

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