UK-based edge colocation solutions provider Proximity Data Centres, has today announced the immediate availability of its 3 edge data centers located in Liverpool, Chester and Coventry.

These North West and Midlands sites collectively add 8MW of IT load capacity and more than 80,000 square feet of net technical space to the company’s UK portfolio of edge data centers. The three facilities join Proximity’s Wakefield, Nottingham and Bridgend data centers and will further create up to 21 jobs predominantly in engineering and operational roles.

“In these uncertain times we are especially pleased to have successfully completed our latest edge data center acquisitions,” said John Hall, Managing Director of Proximity Data Centres.

“With the ongoing support of our funding partner, ICG Real Estate, we are locating high quality, high capacity, scalable and extremely resilient regional internet edge data centers within easy reach of enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers. Ensuring low latency connectivity will help them achieve maximum operational efficiency and deliver excellent customer service – essential for businesses in today’s hyperconnected Digital Economy.”

In March, Proximity Data Centres announced a major funding from ICG-Longbow, the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group PLC. The funding is setup to support Proximity in its £80 million regional edge data centers rollout. By working in partnership and with the financial support of ICG-Longbow, Proximity plans to offer edge colocation services from 18 regional data centers.

“We are committed to ensuring Proximity Data Centres has access to the financial resources necessary to meet the growing demand for high quality edge data center capacity in the UK. Supporting Proximity’s experienced management team in continuing to identify and acquire further quality sites in key regions is a top priority for ICG-Longbow,” said Kevin Crowley, Head of Partnership Capital UK at ICG Real Estate.

The launch of these 3 data centers is also part of the company’s plan to expand its UK network of regional edge data centers to 20 sites within the next 12 to 18 months.