Next Generation Data, Richmond

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Official Data

Official Name
NEXT GENERATION DATA LTD
Reg. office address
2 OLD BATH ROAD, RG14 1QL, NEWBURY, Berkshire England
Company Number
06132144
Jurisdiction
England/Wales
SIC Code
62090 - Other information technology service activities
Date of Incorporation
01 Mar 2007
Company Type
Private Limited Company

Description

Next Generation Data is the UKs leading secure data centre. Providing premium carrier- neutral customised data centre solutions, colocation & channel partner services.


Company description
NGD was formed in 2007 by a group of IT and telecoms professionals who believed that the changing nature of the Data Centre industry demanded a new style of facility design. While historically Data Centres had clustered around London Docklands due to massive fibre connectivity costs, a new reality was emerging. Fibre was no longer expensive, but the single biggest operating cost - power - was rising steadily as supply was squeezed. This, coupled with the price of real estate, employment costs and growing security issues, meant that congested urban areas were no longer the ideal home of mission critical data. The NGD team therefore set out to create an out-of-town Data Centre which would have sufficient space and power for 15 to 20 years of growth in a secure environment with a sustainable low-cost base.
They were fortunate to discover an exceptional building that met these criteria in South Wales. When it was announced in July 1996, the LG development at Imperial Park, near Newport, was one of the UK's largest ever inward-planned investments. LG Electronics Inc (LGE), a Korean multinational corporation, and its subsidiary LG Semiconductor (LGS), planned to commit £1.7bn over five years to develop an electronics manufacturing complex and a semiconductor fabrication facility, which when completed were expected to create 6, 100 jobs. £137m was invested in the semiconductor fabrication facility (FAB building) before work stopped in 1998 due to the collapse of the Korean stock market.
The building remained empty throughout many years of legal wrangling until a final settlement was made by LG in March 2005, which included transfer of the building and surrounding campus back to the Welsh Government. NGD began discussions with the Welsh Government in 2007 and in April 2008 signed an Agreement to Lease the FAB building. Over next 12 months, NGD invested in upgrading the site to a state-of-the-art Data Centre shell with 1.4km of military-grade fence, multiple fibre ducts and…
Keywords:
Datacentre Solutions, IT Services, Internet
Services
Computer Services
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