United Kingdom: CWCS acquires property in Nottingham for data center

Mar 13, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

UK hosting firm CWCS has acquired a property in Nottingham and plans to turn the site into its latest data center. LoopNet lists this property at 3 Padge Road, was built in 1980 and totals 9,300 sq ft (863 sqm) across two floors.

Karl Mendez, managing director of CWCS Managed Hosting, said: “In the last three years, we have embarked on an ambitious growth strategy to expand our portfolio of services through company acquisitions. Opening a new data center in Nottingham significantly increases our capacity to offer flexible options comprising of cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting, and colocation services.”

Giles Davis, partner at chartered surveyors, Geo Hallam & Sons said, “The search to find a suitable facility was a challenging brief, given the nature of the CWCS business,” said Davis. "We looked for premises that were well-located and could be stripped back with planning permission. The building we’ve secured is an ideal canvas for CWCS to fit out with their new data center and associated offices. We wish the team every success.”

Mark Tomlinson, director at FHP, who acted for the sellers in the sale, added: “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.”