Funding secured for KAO data centre campus

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Aerial-View-2KAO Data Campus, a new £200m, 35-acre science and technology data centre campus located on the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, has raised an extra £33m through a second funding round, led by Downing LLP and managed by Goldacre Ventures. This means the KAO Data Campus has topped £68m in raised funds.

The KAO Data Campus will include four data centres each split into four halls and designed over three floors, totalling around 150,000 square feet of net technical space. Each technology suite will be capable of supporting a 2,175kW IT load totalling an 8.7MW IT load across each building. Infrastructure work across the site is part-funded by Harlow Council and HCA.

The data centre at KAO Park will be one of the UK’s largest data centre campuses when it comes online later this year. JCA Engineering has been recently appointed as KAO Data’s construction partner on phase one of the KAO Data Campus.

Power utility contractor Matrix Networks has been tasked with delivering the UKPN adoptable 33kV/11kV 43.5MVA sub-station providing capacity to support the whole Campus. The sub-station is due for completion April 2017, with practical completion for the first data centre scheduled for the end of 2017.

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