UK data centre developer targets US occupiers
Mon 21 Jul 2014
The developer of a proposed 65,000m² data centre development near Cambridge has recruited a US agent to help it find tenants.
The 40 acre site, known as Camro Data Centre Park, is being developed by Lasercharm and gained planning permission in April. Wired Real Estate (WiredRE), heralded as the US’s leading independent cloud, colocation, and data centre advisers, will promote the site in the US.
“Camro is a step ahead of what has been available in this sector, with its own power sources and diversity of fibre. However, what makes this site truly exceptional is its proximity to the UK’s leading scientific and technological centre of Cambridge,” said Tim Gwyn-Jones, CEO of Lasercharm. The site is designed to use modular data centre components to provide “graduated and scalable” occupancy as demand grows which will be ambient air-cooled.
Development work on the first phase of net technical space has begun with plans to bring on 9MW of utility capacity with plans to ultimately reach up to 75 MW. The plans also include developing an adjacent 50 acre site to produce more than 50MW of green power from a solar array or fuel cells and an on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Energy Centre. There is also outline planning consent for a biomass power station at nearby Ely.
“The location, scale, power, and shovel-ready status make this site exceedingly attractive,” said Everett Thompson, WiredRE’s CEO.