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Langstone Technology Park Selected As The UK Location For New World-Class Data Centre

Langstone Technology Park Selected As The UK Location For New World-Class Data Centre
Created on 08/02/2011 12:43:00

 PEER 1 Hosting, the global online hosting provider, has selected Langstone Technology Park, Havant, as the location for their new flagship data centre; and work for phase one of the development is already underway.


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Langstone Technology Park Selected As The UK Location For New World-Class Data Centre

PEER 1 Hosting, the global online hosting provider, has selected Langstone Technology Park, Havant, as the location for their new flagship data centre; and work for phase one of the development is already underway.

Fasset, the operators of Langstone worked closely with LaSalle Investment Management, on behalf of the owners and the appointed commercial property agents, Lambert Smith Hampton to secure the 20 year lease for space totaling a massive 58,000ft2 at this thriving south coast business hub. There will also be an element of job creation within the Park where over 3,000 employees across 30 businesses are already based.

Gary Medlow, Managing Director, Fasset Ltd comments: “We are delighted to welcome PEER 1 Hosting to Langstone, as their substantial investment raises both the profile of the Park and the region. Their selection is testament to the quality of the facilities available here and more importantly the scale of space available and flexibility offered in terms of planning and developing such a specialist fit-out. We already house manufacturing, logistics and laboratory facilities alongside office based, online and call centre arrangements – and our expertise in managing diverse projects was undoubtedly a key factor in this deal. ”

This contract sees the space leased in the last months at the Park more than double to 116,500 ft2 including the newly launched Business Suites; and once again highlights how exceptional facilities management can out perform challenging market conditions. Tenants welcomed in the last year include: SCOTTISH & SOUTHERN ENERGY, KINETICS, ITS, CMA, SAACKE and OXBRIDGE ANSWERS.

Once the overall scheme is complete the Langstone location will deliver a state-of-the-art facility with 900 racks of servers and IT hardware spread across four computer room pods, each with a dedicated electrical system room with switchgear and UPS system. The new flagship data centre will be PEER 1 Hosting’s first UK based facility to offer scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting and co-location services from one site. The phased development at the site has already commenced and the initial build is due to be complete in the summer.

Andrew Miller of LaSalle Investment Management views this letting as hugely significant. He comments: “Attracting such a high calibre business to the Park is testament to the exceptional facilities and service that we deliver at Langstone. We will be following the progress of PEER 1 and using Langstone to showcase the quality of our property service offering and how we can accommodate a diverse range of tenants.”

Robin Dickens of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton adds: “PEER 1 had searched extensively throughout southern England and at an early stage identified Langstone as a strong contender. The initial feasibility study as to whether Langstone could deliver the exacting technical performance required by PEER 1 commenced in April last year and following intensive negotiations, was finally concluded in December. The data hosting service now available with PEER 1’s arrival heralds an exciting new offer on the Park and will no doubt attract occupiers keen to utilise this facility – the deal rounds off a very successful year with Langstone bucking the market trend in retaining and securing new tenants.”

“We have chosen the Langstone Technology Park for many reasons,” says Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA Managing Director PEER 1 Hosting. “After 18 months of searching for the right property, Langstone stood out as the facilities that they can provide made them ideal for us as it had the right access to power and fibre and enough space for the electrical and cooling plant. Langstone made us very welcome and have worked closely with us as we developed proof of concept technical designs. They have made some changes to the building that means the location is a perfect fit.
As a fast growing player in the hosting industry, we needed a large data centre that suits our needs. The location is close to our headquarters in Southampton, there is plenty of room to fit our POD design and having the data centre so close to the water will lower cooling costs, which will reduce our overall carbon footprint.”

Lambert Smith Hampton and Hughes Ellard advised Fasset / LaSalle on the letting.

About PEER 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gb SuperNetwork™ connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centres, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.

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