Standing on the corner of Brick Lane and Wentworth Street is six-storey white building, which houses one of Brick Lane’s three data centres.
The building was originally a garment factory run by a company called Ellis & Goldstein. After they left in 1988 the building was empty fro over ten years – there is a great video of a free party that happened in the building in 1999 here.
In 2001 the building was converted into a data centre with the fifth floor housing the staff responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre and the remaining floors accommodating computer equipment.
The building is recognisable as a data centre by its tinted windows, low levels off foot traffic, security cameras, secure entrance, and secure loading bay. The absence of visible cooling and every units is explained by the roof, which is crammed full.
Although Easynet’s logo and branding is not visible the “1 Brick Lane” sign is new and maybe part of identifying the location and brand?
Security fence is visible through the windows in the image above (as am I #dataselfie).