NGD (Next Generation Data) has announced the build out of an additional 250,000ft2 of capacity at its mega data centre campus near Cardiff, South Wales. This follows a spate of new customer contracts worth in excess of £125 Million over the next five years including agreements with several Fortune 100 companies.
Construction work is already underway on NGD’s top floor to accommodate the new private and shared data halls. The scale and complexity of the project requires more than 500 construction workers to be permanently on site, creating further substantial employment for locally based contractor firms.
Simon Taylor, NGD’s chairman comments, “Our latest long term contract successes demonstrate how major multinationals continue to find NGD’s UK-based world class facility unbeatable on price and performance, especially when it comes to our space, power, connectivity and 100% service level record. NGD’s industry leading 16 week build out timescales and the financial resources of our funding partner Infravia Capital Partners are enabling us to respond extremely quickly to global market opportunities.”
Phil Smith, NGD’s construction director, recently joined from global construction engineering firm Spie and adds, “NGD’s 750,000ft2 multi-tier facility has already reached 30% occupancy with 31 data halls but we still have abundant space and power available to future proof customer requirements as well as soak up new business demand. The largely pillar-free top floor is ideal for a variety of scalable data hall designs including private and shared facilities.”
Since opening its multimillion pound data centre campus for business eight years ago, NGD has already notched up over 32MW of built space and remains Europe’s largest data centre campus. In 2016 the company secured multimillion pound funding from Infravia Capital Partners to accelerate expansion. The highly secure facility features a vast 180MW renewably sourced power capacity and multiple high speed low latency fibre network connections. NGD is ideally suited to meeting demanding cloud and high performance computing requirements.