Ok, I'm trying my best not to make this too subjective and provide all the information I can and if you can help make this a better question then please suggest.
My friend an I have a small software development business. We are looking at hosting some servers for the work we do at an (as yet to be decided) office space. Mainly to reduce costs and because we need frequent access to the servers while we develop.
They can consume upwards or 2KW peak power. We may host upwards of 3 or 4 of them + other equipment, and of course our own desktop computer gear. I have 2 PC's, my friend has about 5 high end machines.
Then there would be air conditioning and other appliances like the occasional electric kettle.
What I want to know is, would an average office designed to be running some workstations be able to cope with our electricity demands or should I be considering one that has 3 phase power available to the building from the get go?
At what point does one make 3 phase power a requirement?