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Data Centres in the News

Data centres are in the news. According to Savills they are an emerging property trend to invest in as the market is rapidly growing as the volume of technology, such as 5G, cloud and streaming services that uses data increases and requires a larger infrastructure to support it. It has become a top function for business. 

Knight Frank have also recently appointed a new partner and co-head of global data centres. and CBRE has announced a partnership with Virtual Power Systems that will aid them on a “path to …autonomous digital infrastructure”.

According to a report by Arcadis the UK is emerging as one of the top locations in the world to build data centres, where they particularly note the well regarded cyber security of London.

A data centre is the physical space that a business uses to keep their servers, to store data and its back ups and the routers etc that keep the company connected to the world.

For many businesses this historically has been a room in their office location. But data centres can also be run by a third party in a managed data centre or a Cloud data centre such as Amazon Web Services.

The need for more data centre space offers opportunities of alternative use for commercial property particularly with the emergence of Edge data Centres. These are centres that are local to their end users and tend to be smaller. So they can potentially be placed wherever there is available property offering alternative use opportunities. 

If you are considering a site for a data centre search NovaLoca’s lists of thousands of commercial properties for sale or to let across the UK. You can browse by region, for a commercial property company in our extensive company directory or even available business parks & industrial estates.  

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