Property firm plots first UK data center

The UK is set to gain an extra data center after property development firm PMB Holdings detailed plans to construct a 2.75 hectare facility close to London.
 
Construction work on the MK DataVault is due to commence early February with the demolition of buildings formerly owned by media tycoon Robert Maxwell. PMB will pump £35 million (€41.9 million) into the project, which will feature a secure 29MVA power supply, dedicated dual feeds from a local power station, two 30MVA transformers, and an 33kV/11kV substation on site.
 
PMB claims the facility’s close proximity to multiple fiber routes means it will be able to deliver link latency speed of 0.6 m/s between London’s financial district and Milton Keynes, the town where the center is being built.
 
The firm aims to have the site – its first data center - up and running by 2013, and plans to sell space to other companies. The scheme could also pave the way for two similar projects in other parts of the UK, a spokesman told Telecoms Europe.net.

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