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14 July, 2017 - 23:12 By Tony Quested

Newly powered-up Camro puts data on the map

Camro Data Campus Sutton Cambridge

Camro Data Campus has achieved a major milestone with the completion of its  on-site primary substation.

Developer Lasercharm has appointed Cambridge based Carter Jonas to drive occupier marketing and leasing at the 700,000 sq ft campus near Sutton, just to the north of Cambridge.

The data centre is positioned within Cambridge’s hub of science and technology – a centre of excellence for hi-tech businesses in Europe.

Advised by Aecom and Noveus, Lasercharm has delivered secure power of 6MVA with an additional 19MVA second phase to follow to provide a total of 25MVA from the grid. Further on-site, off-grid generation is planned.

The site is strategically located to exploit open access diverse fibre routing to London’s major connection points, to ‘Points of Presence’ (POPs) to the north and south and a key east/west fibre route with links to the US and Europe without routing via London.

Developer Lasercharm has appointed Cambridge based Carter Jonas to drive occupier marketing and leasing at the campus.

George Fellowes of Carter Jonas in Cambridge, said: “We are excited to be involved with the team on Camro. It is a real step ahead of what has been available in this sector offering real flexibility and speed to market.
 
“Aside from its power and fibre, what makes this site truly exceptional, is its exclusive proximity to the leading scientific and technological centre in Cambridge.”

The access to secure power with top connectivity is at the core of a successful data centre. As well as completing and fully commissioning its own brand new on-site primary substation prior to any development, Camro also has planning permission for its own on-site energy centre.

Fuelled by natural gas, CHP generation is planned to initially provide 7MVA of secure and cost effective electrical power with an option to scale up to 49MVA, with waste heat potentially providing a highly efficient and secure means of cooling.

Diverse fibre connectivity provides capacity for multiple carriers. The new diverse network infrastructure will connect to existing networks with a total fibre distance of approximately 137 kilometres.

Cambridge is on a major east/west fibre route linking the US and Europe with significant opportunities for points of presence to access other key regions in the Midlands and beyond.

Camro’s 40-acre discreet site location also allows for multi-level security infrastructure and substantial stand-off zones.

For further information contact George Fellowes at Carter Jonas on 01223 346645 / 07818 529991 or email George.Fellowes [at] carterjonas.co.uk

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