Scottish data center firm DataVita has acquired the Fortis data center outside Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
DataVita has operated the data center since 2016 and was the facility’s first occupier, and will now take ownership of the facility from a syndicate of private investors. The company said the deal was made with ‘£45 million ($63.1 million) of support’ from DataVita’s owner HFD Group.
Located outside Glasgow, the Fortis facility is a Tier-III certified data center offering four 1,000 sqm (10,700 sq ft) data halls across two connected buildings. It was built in 2021 by HFD Group.
“The deal for Fortis has been enabled by DataVita’s success over the last few years, from more or less a standing start,” said Danny Quinn, managing director of DataVita. “We can now accelerate our plans to drive the data center’s environmental and wider ESG focus, open up new opportunities with our existing clients, and support our market competitiveness and ability to work with larger users of IT services across the UK.”
The facility has a PUE of 1.18, and earlier this year DataVita became the first Scottish IT company to sign the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact. The company plans to take the facility off-grid, generating its own electricity from wind and battery-powered back-up systems.
DataVita is part of HFD Group, a Scottish commercial property and investment company.