Brighton Digital Exchange Data Centre

About

  • Location | Brighton, UK
  • Value | £700,000
  • Size | 270m2
  • Duration | 12 weeks

The (Brighton Digital Exchange) BDX is a business co-operative working to improve digital infrastructure and services in Brighton. Founded by seven technology companies, the BDX is a unique collaboration between Wired Sussex and technology businesses offering services to the Brighton business community.

The Brief

The £700,000 project has been funded by BDUK (Broadband Delivery UK) as part of the Superconnected Cities programme.

Seven founder businesses including Internet service, hosting and telephony providers came together to form the Brighton Digital Exchange Co-operative, which will own and run the facility.

Adapting the New England House site and transforming it into a modern data centre facility for creative and digital businesses would provide the city with a digital platform to compete with other major technology clusters around the world.

The Conclusion

The new data centre will unlock cheaper and faster broadband for Brighton’s tech companies by creating a “Digital Exchange” in the heart of the city, where companies can collaborate to use combined buying power, to get faster broadband at lower prices.

The data centre at BDX will deliver the ideal platform to support the establishment of a technology hub, of technology start ups in the area, drawing wider investment from across the region.

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