About

Launched in 2018, Kao Data develop and operate advanced data centres for high performance computing. From our hyperscale inspired campus in the heart of the UK Innovation Corridor between London and Cambridge - we provide HPC, cloud, 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

Road - Harlow is located at junction 7 of the M11 with easy access to the UK motorway network
Rail - Excellent rail connections linking Harlow to central London (30 mins), Cambridge (35 mins), London Stansted Airport (15 mins) and beyond
Air - 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




Paul
Finch

CEO (Interim) and COO




Gerard
Thibault

CTO




Spencer
Lamb

VP Sales & Marketing

Investors

Legal & General Capital

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

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

ISOQAR/United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

Open Compute Project

ServerChoice

BREEAM

TechUK

European Data Centre Association

Cambridge Wireless (CW)

euNetworks

UK Innovation Corridor

One Nucleus


Infrastructure Masons

Cambridge Network

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