Pulsant opens new data hall in Manchester

02 April 2024

Pulsant has cut the ribbon on its new £4.5 million data hall in Manchester and welcomed Dacoll as its first customer in the upgraded facility.

“Manchester needs infrastructure investment commitment. It is the number one tech city outside of London, and home to more than 650 active, high-growth companies. It is a top five area for scale-ups and the biggest sector in the region is software,” said Rob Coupland, CEO of Pulsant. “This investment is our commitment to this area and we are focused on enabling these game-changing companies to deliver value, jobs and progress into the city and beyond. These businesses have already secured more than £530 million of investment and this expanded infrastructure means they can unleash that potential.”

The expansion supports Manchester Digital Strategy’s 2026 targets for £1 billion investment in digital infrastructure and a 50% increase in digital sector businesses by 2026. This latest development to the Trafford Park site is part of platformEDGE, Pulsant’s national edge strategy to equip regional businesses with the infrastructure to capitalise on new technologies such as analytics, AI and IoT.

“The Manchester facility enables us to expand our service capabilities to clients located across the North West. We are seeing increased demand from those clients to have their data located closer to their businesses because faster access means faster growth. This is backed up by their data being housed in an environment that is secure and can meet future growth requirements,” said Andrew Richmond, enterprise sales director at Dacoll.