Proximity buys UK facility in major portfolio drive

September 27, 2021

The Tech Capital September 2021.

Regional edge colocation data centre provider Proximity Data Centres has acquired a site in Swindon to expand its localised operations in southwest England.

The 89,000 sq ft facility provides capacity for up to 2000 racks. A total of 7MW power is currently available with potential to increase to 14MW, the company said in statement.

The Tier 3 facility, named Proximity Edge7, is designed to serve businesses along and near to the M4 corridor. This includes the congested data centre conurbations of Slough and West London.

The site, located close to where SilverEdge DC opened an edge data centre last March, is also accessible to the major R&D hub at Harwell which is home to numerous research organisations in biotech, genome and space-tech.

John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres, said: “Our new Swindon edge data centre offers enterprise, research, content and cloud service provider organisations a compelling proposition.   

“Proximity Edge7 has outstanding environmental and sustainability credentials combined with excellent connectivity in a strategic location. 

“This makes it ideally suited for accommodating overflow and edge colocation business from the overcrowded data centre cluster in Slough as well as offering resilient low latency solutions to research organisations in the vicinity.” 

Swindon joins Proximity’s expanding network of interconnected regional edge data centres which includes sites in Bridgend, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield Proximity serving over 1,000 customers from over 134,000 square feet of combined data centre floor and 18MW of IT load.

The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months, all in proximity to major conurbation areas.

Proximity Data Centres is funded by ICG Longbow Real Estate Capital LLP. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) manages global funds in excess of €40 billion.

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