UK Data Center Begins Development

A new UK data center in Sutton, just outside of Cambridge, will move forward with the first phase of a 40 acre campus. The construction will include a new on-site electricity substation and 43,255 square feet of white space in addition to major fiber networks that link to London, the US and mainland Europe.

The long-term plan will be to utilize a modular approach to allow flexibility and scalable solutions for clients within a secure campus that is close to the UK’s economic centers. Designed by Lasercharm, the modular data centers will be highly efficient and utilize ambient air-cooling.

“Camro offers global firms and regional data users alike the security, power and connectivity needed for an effective data network,” said Tim Gwyn-Jones, CEO of Lasercharm, “We have already been speaking to a number of major international tech firms about opportunities at Camro, and with this consent secured look forward to announcing occupiers for this unique scheme.”

The on-site substation will provide Camro with a 33kv 6 MW supply dedicated to support only the first phase of construction with a total of 25 MW agreed upon by the UK Power Networks.

Additional sustainable data center power options include more than 50 MW of low carbon power delivered via an adjacent 50 acre site suitable for a solar array or fuel cells and an on-site Combined Heat and Power Energy Centre with outline planning consent or from a major Biomass Power Station at Ely.

Supported by these possible renewable power sources, combined with the modular approach, this campus will be ideal for a range of tech and enterprise companies looking to be near Cambridge’s technology hotspot.

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