Scottish cloud and colo company iomart plans to establish a data center in Manchester.

The company will develop the LDeX3 facility on the LDeX campus in Trafford Park adjacent to its two other sites, after acquiring LDeX in December 2018.

The 10,000 sq ft data center will be built to Tier III specifications and will house up to 300 racks. The project is currently underway but a company representative told DCD that it is still “in its very early stages.”

The LDeX campus that the new build will be located near – Google Maps

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An iomart spokesperson said: “Tier 3 is one of the highest standards, meaning that the data center has systems, protocols, and equipment in place to allow staff to make upgrades, fixes and/or changes without interrupting services to customers.

“iomart will be making a significant investment in the site to meet the growing demand for data center and cloud computing services in the Manchester area.”

CEO Angus MacSween said: “We are in the final planning phases for the investment in the Manchester data center acquired with the LDeX acquisition.

“This investment, which we are aiming to ensure will bring with it [an] official Tier 3 certification, will be a well-received addition in the fast-growing technology and communications sector around the Manchester area.”