CBRE has been appointed to handle the leasing of the data centre element at East Manchester's Sharp Project as the media facility moves towards self-sufficiency. The 250,000 sq ft Sharp Project is home to 45 companies specialising in digital media production and has four sound stages used by TV drama and film producers.
But it sees the provision of 28,000 sq ft of data centre space underneath a sound stage as an essential part of its business plan. The boom in cloud computing - where data is stored remotely on the internet - has driven demand for data centres which store numerous racks of computer servers. A six megawatt power supply combined with powerful internet connectivity through its own fibre means it is a desirable location for data centre businesses.
Source: Place North West