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About NGD

Facts

NGD was formed in 2007 to focus on offering wholesale out-of-town data centre space for some of the world’s largest companies.
The NGD site has been developed from the re-working of a vast microchip production plant originally built for LG.

1996

Global electronic giant LG Electronics secures 50 acre site for semi-conductor fabrication facility - one of the UK’s largest inward-planned investments. The Korean stock market collapse in 1998 caused LG to cancel the development and the site was returned to the control of Welsh government.

2007

NGD born by a group of IT and telecoms professionals, including Chairman Simon Taylor and CEO Nick Razey. The vision emerged from the need to create a new style of data centre, with location, connectivity and scalability all future-facing. Fibre connectivity costs which had caused the mass of data centres around London Docklands, were plummeting. Power costs were rising. As were security issues and real estate values. Out of town was not just now possible, but preferable. South Wales, minutes from the M4, was ideal.

 

2008

Lease agreement signed with Welsh government. Building upgrade commences to state-of-the-art date centre shell, including 1.4 km of military-grade fencing, multiple fibre ducts and diverse power feeds.

2009

Anchor contract with first customer, BT, is signed (eventually leading to 4 entire data halls). Other world class companies soon join.

£20 million invested in electricity sub station, directly connecting NGD to the Super Grid. Future-proofing in terms of space, power and security is assured.

2016

NGD raises huge investment from InfraVia to invest in additional sites, the installation of new connectivity options and expansion of teams. Simon Taylor and Nick Razey remain significant shareholders.

NGD Location

Freedom from congestion

Freedom from urban risk

Freedom from high costs

Freedom to expand

2 hours from London by M4 motorway, the UK’s hi-tech corridor

Hi-tech Corridor neighbours include IBM, CGI Logica and Intel

London Heathrow less than 2 hours, Bristol and Cardiff airports 45 minutes

1 mile radius clear of petrol stations, heavy industry and chemical risks

Flood risk negligible (less than 1-in-1000) and clear of any flight-path

Unrivalled power connectivity - dedicated substation connection to the SuperGrid

NGD Location

Freedom from congestion

Freedom from urban risk

Freedom from high costs

Freedom to expand

  • London
  • Slough
  • Reading
  • Swindon
  • Bristol
  • Newport
  • Bridgend
  • London

  • Slough

    O2
  • Reading

    Microsoft
  • Swindon

    Intel
  • Bristol

    IBM
  • Newport

    NGD
  • Bridgend

    CGI

2 hours from London by M4 motorway, the UK’s hi-tech corridor

Hi-tech Corridor neighbours include IBM, CGI Logica and Intel

London Heathrow less than 2 hours, Bristol and Cardiff airports 45 minutes

1 mile radius clear of petrol stations, heavy industry and chemical risks

Flood risk negligible (less than 1-in-1000) and clear of any flight-path

Unrivalled power connectivity - dedicated substation connection to the SuperGrid