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Proximity Data Centres adds 1MW to edge facility in Nottingham

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Proximity Data Centres Limited has expanded its Nottingham edge facility.

The company has given the go ahead for the multi-million pound construction of a new 5000 sqf data hall, which will take the Nottingham site’s total net technical space to 33,000sqf across six halls.

Proximity plans to add 1MW of additional IT load capacity to the facility’s existing 4MW supply, and the new hall is due for completion in Q3 this year. It will be funded by Proximity’s funding partner, Intermediate Capital Group Plc.

“Our Nottingham data centre was acquired just 12 months ago as one of our first edge locations and since that time we have experienced rapidly growing demand - from both enterprise businesses and service provider organisations,” said John Hall, Managing Director - Colocation, at Proximity Data Centres.

“We’re seeing growing interest from cloud, telecoms and content providers, alongside financial services companies, manufacturers and the public sector. 

“Many are looking for additional scalable and low latency colocation capacity to better serve their local offices or customers in the Midlands region. Others are looking at colocation for the first time and want the convenience of a local and affordable high-calibre solution.

“Bringing their data closer to their users allows our customers lower latency and reduced data transit costs compared to using colocation facilities outside of the Midlands area.” 

At the end of last year, Proximity added three new edge data centres to its UK network, in Liverpool, Chester and Coventry, to join its existing sites in Nottingham, Wakefield and Bridgend.

The company is planning to have 20 colocation sites across the UK within the next 12 to 18 months, with the company selecting data centres for their proximity to major conurbation areas.    

Proximity Data Centres’ network of edge facilities meets individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts, according to the company.

Each data centre is developing renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power.

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