Kao Data

Kao Data at Harlow Enterprise Zone

Kao Data’s £200m Harlow investment takes shape

Kao Data has announced the opening of Kao London One, the first of four data centres to be built as part of its £200m investment in Harlow.

When fully completed, the data specialist’s £200m campus will support an IT load of over 35MW across 150,000 sq ft of technical space.

As a rare new entrant to the wholesale data centre market, Kao Data has attracted a lot of attention both for its size and level of investment.

The campus represents one of the largest developments in the UK and adds substantial capacity and future organic growth opportunities for customers.

Kao Data Campus is located in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, just 20 miles North of the London Docklands and 30 minutes from Liverpool Street.

Jan Daan Luycks, CEO of Kao Data said: "The ever-expanding data economy continues to drive the need for IT capacity. 

“Kao London One provides highly resilient capacity and connectivity for national and international businesses.

“We believe that our strategic location and premium campus solutions offers an exceptional proposition to customers across a wide range of sectors, providing them with significant competitive edge."

The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and secure data resilience of the Kao Data Campus makes it ideally placed to support both cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions for a range of enterprise businesses, including financial services, life sciences, defense and the health sector.

John Keddie, chairman of the Harlow Enterprise Zone, added: "We are delighted to see the completion of the first data centre at Kao Park.

“Not only does this mark a significant milestone in the development of the Enterprise Zone, but it marks the continuation in technological development here following on from the first development of fibre optic technology on the site 50 years ago.

“Harlow Council has been pleased to have been a partner in the data centre development, supporting the infrastructure delivery, and are excited about the prospect for further growth on the site.”