The private Greenwich View estate along side Millwall Dock, designed by Richard Seifert & Partners, has evolved from an office development into a data centre campus centre. Of the six original buildings on the estate three are now occupied by data centres. The remaining three buildings have recently been demolished to make way for a purpose-built data centre – meaning that every building on the estate will be (or contain) a data centre.
The building seems to be taking its aesthetic directly from Seifert’s City Reach tower next door, which was built in 1989. However, the planning application, describes the builds as contemporary and that: “materials have been selected to appropriately reflect the buildings function”
It seems that opaque glazing and faux granite cladding reflects the function of a data centre?