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CWCS Managed Hosting expands UK offering with Nottingham site
Fri, 8th Mar 2024

CWCS Managed Hosting, a provider of managed hosting and data centre services, has announced its expansion in the UK with the acquisition of a new site in Nottingham. This investment forms a key part of the company's expansion strategy to meet the increasing demand for hosted solutions. The new facility is expected to go live later this year and prioritises low emissions.

The firm, currently managing multiple locations in the UK and the US, aims to provide 24/7 customer support and enterprise-level infrastructure for critical data systems, applications, and websites. This includes various solutions such as cloud, bare metal, dedicated servers, and colocation services. The decision to purchase the new 9,300ft building was made following comprehensive research. This move forms part of CWCS's strategic plans to support both its existing and potential customers, as well as boost growth for current and future company acquisitions.

Karl Mendez, CWCS Managed Hosting's Managing Director, explained the importance and timing of this expansion: "In the last three years, we have embarked on an ambitious growth strategy to expand our portfolio of services through company acquisitions”. He further noted the rising demand for hosted solutions, especially private cloud and server colocation where customers desire to have their data in a redundant and secure data centre facility with available technicians around the clock. "Opening a new data centre in Nottingham significantly increases our capacity to offer flexible options comprising of cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting, and colocation services," he added.

Mendez also highlighted the company’s commitment to its customers, saying, "Above all, it ensures we can continue to meet the individual needs of our customers, and positions us as a partner in mission critical data hosting.” The organisation's goal to become carbon neutral by 2030 aligns with the construction of the new data centre, reaffirming its commitment towards secure, low-emission hosting.

Giles Davis, partner at Geo Hallam & Sons, acted as the agent to find premises for the high-tech facility. He explained that despite the challenging brief due to CWCS's unique requirements, the company successfully secured well-located premises with planning permission. These premises provide CWCS with the perfect foundation to create their new state-of-the-art data centre and associated offices.

Mark Tomlinson, Director at FHP, who served as the representative for the sellers in the transaction, echoed Davis’ sentiment. Tomlinson stated, “The lack of industrial freehold opportunities could have prevented CWCS from achieving its expansion. But by working with Giles Davis at Geo Hallam we’ve been able to solve the problem by putting forward a building they can repurpose, securing a sale for our client, and helping CWCS achieve its vision."

The new Nottingham site is expected to be a leader in energy efficiency. As Karl Mendez stated: "This is an energy-hungry industry so it’s imperative we take responsibility for the energy our centres consume, and help our customers manage their energy overheads and emissions too." CWCS data centres are already powered using renewable energy, and their new site will continue this trend.