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Opportunity Camro, Cambridge

The site has the potential to accommodate a hyper-scale data campus with a gross development value (GDV) of up to 800 million GBP (or smaller phases).

The promoters are looking for either a purchaser (design and build) or a joint venture partner.

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Location

Sutton near Ely 10 miles from Cambridge

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Project promoter

Lasercharm

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Scale

Around £800 million GDV

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Sector

Commercial, Energy component (real estate)

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Investment type

Purchaser (design and build) Joint venture

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Planning status

Permission for 16 hectare (40 acre) site

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Project background

The area around Cambridge is situated in the Oxford-Cambridge Innovation Arc. It is renowned in the UK for start-ups, and small and medium sized businesses in the advanced technology sectors. Cambridge was recently named the UK’s second most innovative city.

Over the last 10 years, Cambridge has had employment growth of 17.6% compared to the UK average of 11.3%, and unemployment rates of 2.9% compared to 3.1% for the UK.

Camro is a 16 hectare (40 acre) data campus located 10 miles north of Cambridge. It will respond to the increasing demand for new, energy efficient data centres particularly from high tech businesses.

About the project

Planning permission is in place for 65,000 square metre (699,000 square feet) data centre buildings (use class B1) with plant, services, offices, car parking, associated infrastructure and landscaping. Reserved matters have been approved for 8,353 square metres (89,000 square feet). Potential 20 hectare (50 acre) extension subject to planning.

A substation designed by Aecom supplies 6MVA with second phase to supply additional 19MVA. Planning permission includes an onsite energy centre to develop a further 50 MW gas fuelled CHP facility.

Openreach Ethernet is onsite with diversely routed nodes. New interconnect options and dark fibre are deliverable linking to core fibre infrastructure networks to London, the United States and Europe.

Promoters and partnerships

Lasercharm owns the site and has invested in project planning, development and infrastructure, including access roads, onsite substation, connectivity and drainage.

The project team is led by Adams Group Real Estate with support from Aecom and Arc:MC data centre specialists. The scheme is supported by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Find out more about Camro Data Campus.