Connexin unveils plans for £5m data centre in Hull
Hull internet firm Connexin is building a state-of-the-art £5 million data centre that will create 60 new jobs in the city.
The data centre, called CXNDC, is due to open in December and will create new jobs for engineers, technicians, sales staff and event managers. It will bring more than 40,000 Mbps of internet connectivity to the region.
Furqan Alamgir, Connexin CEO, said: “Hull is not hanging about in its race to become a smart city. Our investment is real, it’s happening and this state of the art data centre is proof of that. Hull is advancing technologically at pace and it’s a privilege to be part of it.”
Connexin has applied for planning permission with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to develop the facility on a 1.2-acre site at Bridgehead Business Park and has approached the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s funding programmes for support with the project costs.
It will also be the home for Connexin’s headquarters, which will include a cafe, 50+ seat auditorium for presentations and screenings, and a world-class video conferencing suite.
The data centre will offer businesses the option of managed or co-located facilities. Most of the centre’s capacity has already been acquired by business customers in the region, but more is being added and the facility is open for new business enquiries.
Since Connexin won a key 10-year city centre Wi-Fi contract with Hull City Council, the company has expanded its work with local authorities across the UK.