IONOS has confirmed that its new Midlands data centre has completed construction of its second phase, with it due to open in 2022.
Construction was carried out by property developer Stoford, with the 43,708 sq ft unit set to house both IONOS and Fasthosts, its UK subsidiary. The data centre is expected to take up a total 30,729 sq ft of space, while the rest will be reserved for ancillary offices.
Completed on time, the unit has a wide range of sustainable and energy-efficient features, including solar photovoltaic panels that cover the entire roof and Tata Steel’s Confidex Sustain wall and roof cladding, which creates a carbon-neutral building envelope. The photovoltaic panels should cover 10% of the energy use at the site.
Sab Knight, Head of Cloud Sales at IONOS, commented, “The new Worcester site is crucial for IONOS’s growth in the UK and shows our commitment to further investment in infrastructure and jobs.
“We are very happy that the building was completed in time and have already started the technical fit-out of the data centre in what will be the most modern and environmentally-friendly IONOS data centre to date. The Worcester Six site will start operation in the first half of 2022 and will host one of the most advanced cloud platforms in Europe.”
Gerard Ludlow, Director at Stoford, added, “We’ve made superb progress on this data centre for IONOS and are pleased to announce we have achieved practical completion.
“We are proud to have delivered Wychavon’s first data centre for IONOS and the environmentally friendly facilities are testament to the company’s quest for sustainability, something that we at Stoford are also keen to pursue across all of our sites.
“As Worcester Business Park continues to take shape, it has gained a well-deserved reputation as a first-class site that is attracting global names to the region. Its strategic location and excellent transport links demonstrate that companies recognise it as a place to grow and do business.”