: KKR’s Global Technical Realty moves ahead with UK data center

Jan 17, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

KKR's Global Technical Realty has announced that it has begun work on its UK data center campus located in Slough. When fully built out, the campus will have a total capacity of 40.5MW, made up of three 13.5MW, 5,400 sq m (58,000 sq ft) data centers.

Franek Sodzawiczny, Founder and CEO at Global Technical Realty, commented that this expansion comes as the sector experiences "phenomenal growth" and evolution.

He added: "GTR is in the unique position of having an equity capital commitment with KKR's third global infrastructure fund. This gives us the flexibility to not only fund projects rapidly but to also offer continuity of support to our customers across multiple facilities and locations. We are motivated to get our first UK data center up and operational and are delighted to be partnering with SEGRO to help achieve this."

James Craddock, SEGRO's Managing Director for Thames Valley, from whom GTR is leasing the GB One site, said: "Over the last 100 years Slough Trading Estate has evolved in terms of the customers based there. Data centers are part of the latest evolution, breathing new life into the estate alongside some of our more traditional customer base. Our data center team is looking forward to using its unrivaled sector experience to work with GTR to create this state-of-the-art facility at Slough Trading Estate."

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