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Hull Data Centre Given the Go-ahead

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Plans to build a multi-million-pound data centre in Hull have been granted approval.

The data centre will be designed with the capacity to provide IT services to academic institutions as well as public and private organisations across the region.

It will be built on land in Inglemire Lane next to playing fields owned by the University of Hull and will store data for the university, KCOM and Hull College.

Commenting on the project, John Hemingway, director of ICT at the University of Hull, said: "This partnership is allowing us to create an outstanding data centre facility within the region, one which the university would not be able to create alone."

"The partners will benefit from a showcase data centre offering leading edge power efficiency."

"Our partnership with KCOM and Hull College is a fantastic example of how a university, a further education college and a commercial organisation can come together for the benefit of each other and the region."

The planning application was approved despite some objections from nearby residents and is expected to open for business later this year.