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Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
November 04, 2021 | 2:11 PM GMT
Yondr Group said it plans to develop one of the largest data centre campuses around the British capital.
Located in Slough, the initial phase will see the development of a 30MW facility, which is expected to be ready for service by the first quarter of 2023.
The data centre campus will have a total capacity of 100MW when fully developed, the company said.
Paul Hood, managing director of operations for EMEA at Yondr Group, said: “The M4 Corridor connects London to the heart of Britain and is home to some of the world’s leading organisations. Being located in Slough will allow us to serve our clients in the most sought-after metro in the United Kingdom.
“We are excited to bolster our growing global presence with the addition of Slough, while continuing to transform the data centre industry.”
Yondr’s expansion plans have brought forward over US$3 billion in capital commitments across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
This includes a $2 billion investment to grow its operations into the Americas, with the acquisition of 270 acres of real estate in Northern Virginia and a $1 billion joint venture partnership with the Everstone Group to develop and operate data centres in India.
The first facility will be located in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, for which land and power have been acquired and will deliver 30MW by 2023 and 60MW of IT capacity when fully developed.
The company has also made several biodiversity and community development commitments, which include working with the wildlife Trust and supporting STEM UK Learning’s ENTHUSE programme by partnering with local schools.
Elsewhere, Yondr has appointed former Interxion executive Doug Loewe as senior vice president of global client solutions, whilst former CyrusOne Laramie Dorris has stepped in as vice president of design and construction.
Just last month, the operator has also appointed Luque Lim as Capital Projects Director for the APAC region and Patrick McCreery, Regional Vice President, Global Client Solutions.
In their new roles, Lim will be responsible for the buildout of Yondr’s data centre construction portfolio in the APAC region and McCreery will oversee customer growth and customer success across the region.
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