Edge colocation provider Proximity Data Centres Limited, has just announced the expansion of its facility in Nottingham, UK, a response to increasing demand for edge colocation capacity in the Midlands.

Funded by Proximity’s funding partner, Intermediate Capital Group Plc., the expansion is expected to provide an additional 1MW of IT load capacity at the Nottingham data center site, bringing the total load capacity of the data center facility to 5MW. This expansion also includes the construction of a new 5,000 square foot data hall which will take the Nottingham site’s total net technical space to 33,000 square feet across six data halls.

“Our Nottingham data center was acquired just 12 months ago as one of our first edge locations and since that time we have experienced rapidly growing demand – from both enterprise businesses and service provider organizations. We’re seeing growing interest from cloud, telecoms and content providers, alongside financial services companies, manufacturers and the public sector,” said John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, at Proximity Data Centres.

“Many are looking for additional scalable and low latency colocation capacity to better serve their local offices or customers in the Midlands region… Bringing their data closer to their users allows our customers [to have] lower latency and reduced data transit costs compared to using colocation facilities outside of the Midlands area.” 

Proximity is a UK-based carrier-neutral edge data center provider with plans to offer nationwide-wide coverage. At a significant growth rate the company currently operates across 6 locations after adding three new immediately available edge data centers in Liverpool, Chester and Coventry last year, joining existing sites in Nottingham, Wakefield and Bridgend. Proximity further disclosed that it plans to have 20 colocation sites across the UK within the next 18 months.

The new Tier III Nottingham data center hall is scheduled to be completed in Q3 2021, and expected to source its power supply from 100% renewable providers.