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AtlasEdge makes Leeds data centre acquisition


AtlasEdge is expanding its operations in the North of England, with the acquisition of the largest purpose-built data centre in Leeds.

The pan-European data centre provider has bought the 11,000sq ft Cornelius House for an undisclosed sum, from Hardy Fisher Services.

The group already owns operations in Manchester, Preston, Bradford and Huddersfield.

This latest move means is part of its plans to create “Europe’s leading edge platform.”

“We are very pleased to have acquired this data centre, adding an important location to our portfolio in the UK,” stated Giuliano Di Vitantonio, CEO, AtlasEdge.

“The Leeds site is uniquely positioned to act as a regional aggregation hub and will ensure AtlasEdge’s distributed and highly connected footprint can support the next wave of growth in digital infrastructure for the surrounding area.”  

The Leeds data centre is connected to 7 networks and AtlasEdge says it will develop the site into a regional aggregation hub. The firm stated that its “significant” existing connectivity would help it “accelerate time to market in the region.”

“AtlasEdge is a very attractive buyer for us – their proposition is compelling and timely”, added Jason Beresford, Founding Partner & Chief Executive, Sostratus Capital LLP, owner of Hardy Fisher Services.

“It is fantastic for AtlasEdge to be investing in Leeds and, as the first international data-centre player to do so, we believe they are ahead of the game. Being able to partner with AtlasEdge provides us and our customers the edge services we need to deliver our ambitious business outcomes. We are looking forward to further developing this relationship as both the market and demand continues to grow”.

AtlasEdge was established through a joint investment by Liberty Global and DigitalBridge. It has more than 100 sites across Europe.

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