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1 March, 2017 - 11:31 By Tony Quested

New data campus creates powerful new Cambridge-US silicon highway

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A giant data campus serving the Cambridge science & technology cluster is set to open up a powerful new silicon highway from the UK innovation hub to the United States.

The 700,000 sq ft Camro Data Campus on a 40-acre site in Sutton, just to the north of Cambridge, will boost digital connectivity by creating potent fibre routing to London and other key hubs in the UK.

Developer Lasercharm has appointed property specialist Carter Jonas to drive occupier marketing at the campus. The announcement coincides with the major milestone of the completion of the brand new on-site primary substation.

Advised by Aecom and Noveus, Lasercharm has delivered secure power of 6MVA (Mega Volt Amp)  with an additional 19MVA second phase to follow to provide a total of 25MVA from the grid. In power output terms that is mega muscle. Further on-site, off-grid generation is planned.

Camro 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.

George Fellowes of Carter Jonas, 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.

“From this point it can also provide a direct link with London just 45 minutes away and with the commercial centres in the north and others in the south.”
 

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