UK-based edge colocation service provider, Proximity Data Centres, has announced the opening of its latest data center facility located in Bristol, England.

Codenamed Proximity Edge 9, the new Tier III colocation data center is built on a 3.4 acres site with 90,000 square feet of space which is expected to deliver 4MW of IT capacity including 1MW of white space which is immediately available.

“Our new Bristol site is strategic to ensuring we continue to provide fit-for-purpose edge colocation facilities close to major conurbations and population areas. Edge 9 is at the heart of one of the UK’s largest and most vibrant regions and ensures we remain on track to meeting our ultimate goal of serving 95% of the population outside of the London metro region,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation, Proximity Data Centres.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, the new Proximity Edge 9 facility has the potential to expand to 20MW. According to Proximity, this data center will serve users in and around Bristol as well as throughout the South West and Wales.

This data center follows the opening of Proximity’s Edge 8 facility in Birmingham. Opened in January, The Edge 8 data center is built in line with The Uptime Institute Tier 3 specifications, and spans about 63,055 square feet, having the capacity to accommodate up to 2000 racks across three separate data halls. According to Proximity, there is currently 6MW of IT power available at this data center.

In April, Proximity announced the completion of Zayo’s points of presence (PoP) deployment at its edge colocation data center in Chester Gates near Manchester. Additionally, Zayo is setting up another dark fibre network connection at Proximity’s Nottingham edge data center. Combined with the existing Zayo connection at Proximity’s Birmingham facility, the company now offers customers, carriers and service providers three Zayo direct points of presence (PoP).