UK property firm plans data centre

01 February 2012 |


PMB Holdings, a commercial real estate and leisure investment group, has announced a £35 million data centre project in Milton Keynes, UK.

The MK DataVault will be located on the 2.75 hectares Maxwell House site. The site was associated with some controversy in the past having previously been owned by disgraced ex-media tycoon, Robert Maxwell.

Among the data centre’s features will be a 29 MVA power supply, dedicated dual feeds from a supply point 0.6 miles away, two MVA transformers and an on-site 33kV/11kV substation. The supply is expected to be fully energised in the summer of 2012.

PMB claims that the data centre will offer a highly secure, risk free and resilient environment for the safe keeping of critical computer systems and vital telecom and storage components.

It is claimed that the site’s close proximity to several fibre routes, from a diverse range of carriers, will deliver a link latency speed of 0.6 m/s between Milton Keynes the city of London.

Peter Beckwith, founder and chairman of PMB Holdings, said: “With the UK expecting to invest approximately £2.19bn in data centres during the 2011/2012 financial year, the data centre market is an exciting area for PMB Holdings to be entering. It further establishes our investment in the UK commercial property market and continued development of high quality real estate.”