Ground has been broken on IONOS’ new data center at the Worcester Six Business Park, UK.

Property developer Stoford has begun work on the 50,000 sq ft (4,600 sq m) facility for IONOS and its subsidiary UK brand, Fasthosts, with the work reportedly due to be complete in August 2021.

Register now for DCD’s upcoming virtual conference on mission critical operations

Edward Peel, development manager at Stoford, said: “We have made a really positive start to 2021, with works on the new facility for IONOS commencing within a few short weeks of planning approval from Wychavon District Council.”

“We’ve been working closely with IONOS to get to this stage and are looking forward to delivering Wychavon’s first data centre. IONOS is a world-class business that has recognised the strengths of the Worcester Six Business Park, such as the strategic location and excellent infrastructure links.”

Ionis submitted plans for the facility in August 2020, with the aim of gradually movings its 10,000 servers from its current offices in Gloucester, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, to the new data center. Wychavon District Council approved the plans the following November.

“I’m delighted to see work start on this very exciting project. This is further proof that companies recognise Wychavon is a world class place to invest, grow and do business,” said Councillor Richard Morris, Executive Board Member for Economic Growth and Tourism at Wychavon District Council.

“It’s another clear and visual indication of the progress we have made in welcoming world-renowned businesses to Worcestershire,” added Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure.