UK data center operator Teledata is to open a new data center in Manchester.

The company announced this month that it will open a second Manchester site later this year that will offer up to 25,000 sq ft (2,300 sqm) of data center space and 4MVA of capacity. The first three of up to 10 data halls should be coming online in Q3/Q4 2022.

“We’ve seen significant growth over the past couple of years, and with data center space in the city running scarce, we hope that our new facility will go some way towards meeting the demands of colocation and cloud hosting customers looking for a Manchester presence,” the company said in the announcement.

Based in Wythenshawe, Manchester, in the northeast of England and opened in 2007, Teledata’s existing Manchester facility offers colocation, cloud, dedicated server hosting, and workplace recovery services across 70,000 sq ft (6,500 sqm) of floor space.

The company announced plans to open a fifth data hall at the site in May 2022; the 1,200 sq ft (111 sqm) expansion will deliver an additional 120kw of power and is scheduled to open in July 2022.

Matt Edgley, director for Teledata said; “We’re working hard to expand our facility in line with regional demand. There is currently a lack of data center space in Manchester, with capacity in the region nearing critical point. Data center space is becoming harder to secure for businesses seeking to expand their hosting capacities and cloud networks, and we hope to be able to expand fast enough to meet customer demand so that we can support our clients’ growth through resilient, secure, and dependable data center services and hosting solutions.”

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