The U.K., as a whole, has been the leading market for data centres in Europe for several years, with significant demand for access to network capabilities required across numerous markets.*
Today, Manchester is being hailed as a “super-connected city” for next generation broadband, with its world-class telecoms, the only international internet exchange outside London, and a host of providers offering high-speed voice and data networks.
In recent years, Manchester has proven to be a popular relocation destination, with approximately 68,000 people having left London, between August 2013 and June 2014, to move there. While it offers cheaper housing, a thriving music scene, arts community, and attractive work/life balance, it is quickly becoming known, and sought after, for its thriving tech sector, according to TechWorld from IDG.
The title of European City of Science gives Manchester the chance to shine as digital and creative beacon. It is Europe’s second largest creative, digital, media and tech hub, with the tech industry growing faster there than anywhere else in the U.K. Manchester is home to more than 5000 creative and digital companies, with more than 300 new ones forming each year, according to Manchester City of Science.
*Transforming Network Infrastructure
Reynolds House is conveniently located on the main route between Manchester city centre and regional motorway networks in a recently redeveloped area known as the Knowledge Quarter. Reynolds House is a modern 3,532 rentable sq. m. data centre, built in 2001.