East Havering Datacentre and Ecology Park

Image of ecology park - CGI artist impression - Wetland Discovery

Image of ecology park - CGI artist impression - Wetland Discovery 

The East Havering Data Centre Campus, Green Energy Infrastructure and Ecology Park Project will deliver thousands of local jobs, a new public green space, and new digital infrastructure to support the local and wider UK economy, subject to planning approval.

The scheme will be situated on the boundary of Havering and Thurrock to the east of the M25 and will deliver up to 400,000 square meters of data centre space, battery storage, horticulture, educational and renewable energy facilities.

The proposals include an extensive 113-hectare Ecology Park, created in partnership with the local community which will be open to the public and fully accessible through new footpath and cycling routes.

Across construction, operation and the wider supply chain, the scheme is expected to deliver a minimum of 9,000 new jobs across the borough and generate income for London Borough of Havering Council in the region of £13.5million annually – a catalyst for economic growth and investment into the local community.

This project also has the potential to become a leading centre for the development of green technology, across energy, waste, agriculture and land management, supporting the advancement of local skills in the science and technology, sustainability and data economy sectors.


23 May 2024 - Digital Reef is due to update Havering Council’s Strategic Planning Committee on plans for the East Havering Data Centre Campus.

A comprehensive programme of engagement with the local community will be led by Digital Reef with residents living close to the scheme.

They are being invited to hear more about the plans at special events being held in May followed by widespread engagement with schools, colleges, organisations, and community groups in the summer. 

This engagement will run ahead of the formal consultation process led by the Local Planning Authority, which is expected later this year, subject to approval by the Strategic Planning Committee.

For more information about the scheme visit the Digital Reef website.

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