About

Founded in 2014, Kao Data develop and operate advanced data centres for high performance colocation. From our hyperscale inspired campus in the heart of the UK Innovation Corridor between London and Cambridge - we provide cloud, HPC, AI and enterprise customers with a world-class home for their compute.

Our Harlow campus - built on the site of Sir Charles Kao’s pioneering discovery of fibre optic cable in 1966 - is a development of four state-of the-art, OCP-Ready®, carrier neutral data centres. When fully completed the 15 acre, +£230m campus will support an ITE load of over 40MW, across 150,000sq ft of technical space – all powered by 100% renewable energy.

Backed by Legal & General Capital and Goldacre - Noé Group, Kao Data is one of the largest campus developments in the UK and represents the future in sustainable, efficient and scalable computing - providing an industry blueprint to develop further best-in-class data centres.

Our Location

Kao Data’s campus is strategically located in Harlow, less than 20 miles from central London and ideally positioned within the Cambridge-Stansted-London ‘UK Innovation Corridor’.

The Innovation Corridor is the UK’s fastest growing economic region and a specialist area for life sciences laboratories, pharmaceutical multinationals, scientific research institutes and artificial intelligence start-ups. Globally prominent as a region for invention and enterprise, there are more patents per capita in the UK Innovation Corridor than Silicon Valley.

Kao Data’s ultra-low risk location is easily accessible from any of London’s centres of finance, commerce or government, and equally from the science and research communities in-and-around Cambridge. Through London Stansted Airport we enjoy direct links to Europe, the US and Asia.

UK Innovation Corridor

about - roadRoad - Harlow is located at junction 7 of the M11 with easy access to the UK motorway network
about - railRail - Excellent rail connections linking Harlow to central London (30 mins), Cambridge (35 mins), London Stansted Airport (15 mins) and beyond
about - airAir - London Stansted airport offers direct, regular routes to Europe, and via connections access to the US and Asia.

Leadership Team

Kao Data’s leadership team is pivotal to the company’s strong foundations, rapid development and strategic forward vision:




Craig
Wilson

Chairman




Lee
Myall

CEO




Paul
Finch

COO




Gérard
Thibault

CTO




Spencer
Lamb

VP Sales & Marketing

Investors

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Legal & General Capital

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the United Kingdom’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor.

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Goldacre - Noé Group

Goldacre is an innovative family office investment house. As part of the Noé Group we leverage the scale of a £2bn asset management business with the nimbleness of a boutique.


Partners

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ISOQAR/United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

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Open Compute Project

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ServerChoice

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BREEAM


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Infrastructure Masons

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TechUK

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European Data Centre Association

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euNetworks

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UK Innovation Corridor

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Cambridge Wireless (CW)

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Cambridge Network

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Cambridge CleanTech

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One Nucleus

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Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

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