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Datum Datacentres acquires Manchester’s Teledata


Datum Datacentres has acquired Teledata UK, a colocation data centre in Manchester.

The deal represents the first bolt-on regional acquisition for Datum as part of its regional expansion strategy.

Datum Datacentres was launched in 2012 with the aim of delivering the most energy efficient and flexible colocation option on the market. It is currently headquartered at its site in Farnborough, and was acquired by Funds managed by UBS Asset Management in September 2021, with the intention of expanding into key regional markets.

Datum CEO Dominic Phillips notes that Manchester and the wider North West, as the UK’s second-largest economic area, was the logical place to go for the company’s second site.

He said: ““Manchester has always been our primary target market for expansion and the region continues to show strong growth. Teledata has had a presence in the Manchester market for many years and its recent rapid growth consolidates this position. With an additional fully powered and adjacent site secured for immediate development we look forward to providing further quality colocation capacity to the Manchester market.”

Market consolidation has meant that Teledata is one of the few remaining independent colocation providers in the region. Its current facility is fully utilised and there is an immediate opportunity to expand into an adjacent building on the Wythenshawe site, which will give Datum Datacentres a unique position in the currently underserved market.

Matt Edgley, commercial director at Teledata, added: “The acquisition is fantastic news for the Teledata team and for the Manchester region. Having worked closely with the Datum Management Team previously, I know that we’re in the ideal position for Teledata and our clients to benefit from an aligned approach to quality, the environment and service levels as we continue to invest in and deliver the highest quality sites in the region, with the strong backing and commitment of UBS.”



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