Property developer Stoford Developments has received planning permission to build a major data centre for 1&1 IONOS Ltd, which provides web-hosting and cloud services for small to medium enterprise businesses.
The 30,729 sq ft data centre with 15,670 sq ft of ancillary office accommodation will be built at flagship business park Worcester Six.
The new site will be home to a highly energy efficient, data centre for IONOS and its subsidiary brand Fasthosts for UK and overseas customers.
In the next few years, 10,000 servers will move from existing locations in Gloucester to Worcester Six. At the same time, the new data centre will have sufficient space for expected growth as more businesses move applications into the cloud. IONOS aims to have the data centre operational by January 2022.
IONOS was established in 1988 and is the largest hosting company in Europe, managing more than eight million customer contracts and hosting more than 12 million domains in its regional data centres around the globe. It operates in nine countries around the world and employs more than 2,500 staff from 40 countries.
In the past 18 months, Worcester Six has welcomed Marmon Food and Beverage Equipment, Siemens, Spire Healthcare, Kimal and Kohler Mira at Worcester Six. Once fully developed, the business park will provide 1.5 million sq ft of accommodation.