Scotland’s biggest purpose-built co-location facility

November 3, 2010

Two firms are working together to double the size of Scotland’s biggest purpose-built co-location facility.

ScoLocate and Keysource will design and build the development in Edinburgh, creating what they believe will be one of the most energy efficient data centres of its kind in the UK.

Hosting capacity will be doubled from the current 3,300 square metres by fitting out building space that was previously unused.

It is hoped that the first phase of the project will be completed by February and that the remaining capacity will be operational in May.

Mike West, managing director of Keysource, said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the ScoLocate data centre design and build partner.

“We share the same passion to deliver highly efficient facilities without compromising resilience.”

The facility is already seen as one of the most resilient in the country and the expansion will be designed with energy efficiency in mind, as cooling systems will be used that take advantage of the cold Scottish weather.