Global Technical Realty (GTR) has broken ground on its first UK data centre campus, GB One.
GB One will be located at Slough Trading Estate, with estate owner SEGRO developing the building shell.
Upon completion, GB One will be made up of three discrete data centres capable of operating individually or as one interlinked facility. Each building will provide 13.5 MW IT load.
“The data centre sector is experiencing phenomenal growth and is evolving at a rate we’ve never seen before,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, founder and CEO at Global Technical Realty.
“GTR is in the unique position of having an equity capital commitment with KKR’s third global infrastructure fund. This gives us the flexibility to not only fund projects rapidly but to also offer continuity of support to our customers across multiple facilities and locations. We are motivated to get our first UK data centre up and operational and are delighted to be partnering with SEGRO to help achieve this.”
James Craddock, SEGRO’s managing director for Thames Valley, added, “Over the last 100 years, Slough Trading Estate has evolved in terms of the customers based there. Data centres are part of the latest evolution, breathing new life into the estate alongside some of our more traditional customer base. Our data centre team is looking forward to using its unrivalled sector experience to work with GTR to create this state-of-the-art facility at Slough Trading Estate.
GTR was launched by global investment firm KKR and Franek Sodzawiczny. The company develops and operates bespoke data centres for large technology clients.