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    Hi all,

    Many will be aware of the recent news that Datacentred went under, but I was wondering if anyone knew of the fate of their SAL1 / Salford facility?

    Was this taken over by another comapny, or is it sitting empty now?

    Thanks,

    Jon
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    Originally posted by VN-Jonathan View Post
    Many will be aware of the recent news that Datacentred went under, but I was wondering if anyone knew of the fate of their SAL1 / Salford facility?
    Recent? It was almost a year ago!

    Originally posted by VN-Jonathan View Post
    Was this taken over by another comapny, or is it sitting empty now?
    I believe the site was owned by Peel Group and they were being difficult about the lease, which was part of the reason that the administrators couldn't find anyone to take over the whole business.
    Not sure what happened to it since, but there doesn't look to have been any applications for planning permission as far as I can see.

    It was an old Fujitsu data centre with their original plant, so not a particularly great site without some decent investment IMHO.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the whole area gets turned into the flats for Media City though.
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      Originally posted by Ed-Freethought View Post
      Recent? It was almost a year ago!
      Recent enough

      Originally posted by Ed-Freethought View Post
      I believe the site was owned by Peel Group and they were being difficult about the lease, which was part of the reason that the administrators couldn't find anyone to take over the whole business.
      Not sure what happened to it since, but there doesn't look to have been any applications for planning permission as far as I can see.

      It was an old Fujitsu data centre with their original plant, so not a particularly great site without some decent investment IMHO.

      I wouldn't be surprised if the whole area gets turned into the flats for Media City though.
      Yes - we did tour the facility not long after they had taken it over, and there were a number of aspects that showed age! I think there were even still some old Halon fire suppression tanks in place!

      That said, the long lease and the plan they had to modernise was a source of comfort, but sadly the folks there just coulnd't tell their arse from their elbow when it came time to sign contracts and such. Likely a reason behind their demise...

      The location was great too - hence my curiousity about it's current state, but the location does also as you say make it a prime candidate for other use, which would be a shame!
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