Kao Data said it has appointed Wired Real Estate Group Inc. to elevate the US presence of its state-of-the-art data center at Kao Park on the outskirts of London in the United Kingdom.
Kao Park is strategically located along the London-Cambridge-Stanstead corridor, an emerging innovation belt for the science and technology industry, and has historically been a center for discovery. Fiber optic cable was invented on the site by the campus´ namesake Charles Kao, who later received the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics, and George Hockham in 1966.
Building on its tradition of innovation and new technology, Kao Park will be the first part of a new UK Enterprise Zone to be delivered and will be the only campus near London to provide occupiers with Grade A office accommodation (215,000 sq ft) and a state-of-the-art data center. The data center at Kao Park will be one of the largest campus data centers in the UK when it launches in 2016.
The development will see the creation of the data center on the former 35-acre Nortel Telecommunications site with world-class data scale and capacity for international companies of all sizes. The data capability of the campus is a significant attraction for businesses moving to the area.
Kao Park is the first part of the Harlow Enterprise Zone, one of 24 Enterprise Zone across England created by Government to stimulate business growth through offering tax and planning incentives as well as infrastructure development.
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