Our new data centre, proposed for the Greater Manchester borough of Stockport, represents an investment of £350 million and when it becomes operational in late 2025, will be Northern England’s largest facility.

Following our award-winning high-performance design, efficiency and sustainability ethos, the data centre will provide capacity for more than 4,000 racks, all powered by 100% renewable energy.

Download our Why Manchester? whitepaper and find out why Kao Data chose the city for our most ambitious data centre project yet.

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Key Facts

We are thrilled that Kao Data have chosen to invest in Greater Manchester. Manchester is thriving and continues to be ambitious.

Sam Booth, Chief Executive, pro-manchester

Behind the Scenes

Why Manchester?


Northern England's largest data centre, offering multi-megawatt Technology Suites designed to hyperscale standards.

AI & HPC Provision

Designed to NVIDIA DGX-Ready standards, KMAN-01 will offer capacity for GPU-accelerated AI and HPC.

TCO Focused

Our basis of design provides ultra-efficient, customisable hosting environments operating at a PUE of 1.2.


As the second most connected city in the UK, KMAN-01 will access a variety of high-density, low latency fibre routes.


KMAN-01 will set a new benchmark for sustainability, utilising BREEAM ‘Excellent’ architecture and 100% renewable energy.

Media Specialism

Located close to Manchester's media, broadcasting, SFX and CGI clusters, KMAN-01 is the ideal home.

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Kao Data’s facilities will provide infrastructure to ensure the growth and scale-up around cloud services, internet applications and data storage - harnessing the full potential of emerging technologies.

Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital & Chair of UK Tech Cluster Group

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