CWCS unveils plans for new Nottingham data center

CWCS data center site located in Nottingham.
(Image credit: CWCS)

Managed hosting and data center service provider CWCS Managed Hosting has bought a new site in Nottingham that it expects to go live later this year.

The new 9,300 square foot building will be used to offer 24/7 customer support and enterprise-level infrastructure for critical data systems, applications, and websites, the firm said. 

This includes various solutions such as cloud, bare metal, dedicated servers, and colocation services.

The move comes in direct response to growing demand from existing and new customers, and forms part of a continuing expansion that has already seen new sites in the US and UK launched.

"In the last three years, we have embarked on an ambitious growth strategy to expand our portfolio of services through company acquisitions," said Karl Mendez, CWCS Managed Hosting's managing director.

"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. 

"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."

New CWCS site will be eco-friendly

Mendez added that the new site will aim for low carbon emissions.

"This is an energy-hungry industry, so it’s imperative we take responsibility for the energy our centers consume, and help our customers manage their energy overheads and emissions too," he said.

"We are committed to becoming a leader in secure, low-emission hosting, and our goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 is evidenced by this acquisition. CWCS data centers are already powered using renewable energy and our new site will be no exception.

The final specifications will be published in 2024, but the firm said the site will conform with ISO certifications 27001 and 9001 for security and quality management.

Nottingham-headquartered CWCS already operates sites in Nottingham, London and Manchester, all ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accredited and Cyber Essentials certified. It also has sites in Miami, Dallas, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.

It offers a range of services including dedicated servers, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, colocation, and domain and email services. Clients include Nottingham City Council, Pearl and Dean, and IDT Limited.

With data center companies often struggling to find suitable premises, the company hired chartered surveyors Geo Hallam & Sons as agent for the search, citing a shortage of industrial freehold opportunities.

"The search to find a suitable facility was a challenging brief, given the nature of the CWCS business," said Geo Hallam & Sons partner Giles 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."

Emma Woollacott

Emma Woollacott is a freelance journalist writing for publications including the BBC, Private Eye, Forbes, Raconteur and specialist technology titles.