The second phase of the data centre being built for IONOS has been completed, with the location in the Midlands set to open in 2022.
The practical completion of the
energy-efficient data centre, based at Worcester Six Business Park, has been
developed by leading property developer Stoford.
The 43,708 sq ft unit for IONOS, and
Fasthosts, its subsidiary UK brand, comprises a cutting-edge 30,729 sq ft data
centre and 12,978 sq ft of ancillary offices.
Completed on time, the unit has a wide range
of sustainable and energy-efficient features, including solar photovoltaic
panels that cover the entire roof and Tata Steel’s Confidex Sustain wall and
roof cladding, which creates a carbon-neutral building envelope. The
photovoltaic panels should cover 10% of the energy use at the site.
Sab Knight, Head of Cloud Sales at IONOS, says: “The new Worcester site is crucial for IONOS’s growth in the UK and shows our commitment to further investment in infrastructure and jobs.
“We are very happy that the building was
completed in time and have already started the technical fit-out of the
data centre in what will be the most modern and environmental-friendly
IONOS data centre to date. The Worcester Six site will start
operation in the first half of 2022 and will host one of the most advanced cloud
platforms in Europe.”
Councillor Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Skills, comments: “It is great news for the county as construction has now finished at IONOS’s unit at Worcester Six Business Park. It’s another clear and visual indication of the progress we have made over recent years, being able to welcome world-renowned businesses to Worcestershire.
“The completion of the IONOS
build will provide Worcestershire with a highly valued asset through the
company’s connections with data, one of the world’s most valuable commodities,
and should bring substantial economic benefits for the county.”