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Fascinating Facts: Now You Know Exactly What To Pay For An Underground Manchester Data Centre

UKFast's Hulme HQ, Manchester

It is not often possible to get an accurate fix on Manchester land prices, but now it is.

If you want a potential underground data centre within striking distance of St. Peter's Square, expect to pay £2.45M for the land.

A 1-acre site at Plot E Birley Fields, Hulme, on Manchester city centre's south-western fringe, is to change hands for £2.45M.

UKFast will develop around 30K SF after a deal with freeholder Manchester City Council.

"There may be future proposals to include a subterranean data centre if required. This scheme would be completed in two phases with a potential for a third should it manage to negotiate the acquisition of further adjoining land in the future," a report to councillors said.

The adjoinig site at Stretford Road had been earmarked for 491 student housing units, with a planning application from the Manchester Metropolitan University as recently as August 2018.