Simon House data centre, Teledata UK, p planning docs

Teledata UK is expanding is Wythenshawe complex. Credit: via planning documents

Manchester approves Wythenshawe data centre 

Falling within the scope of major regeneration proposals for the town, Teledata UK’s plans will see Simon House demolished and replaced with a 45,000 sq ft facility. 

The applicant currently occupies Delta House, which is located next to Simon House on Wavell Road, providing server hosting, workplace recovery, and data centre services. 

Teledata UK wants to expand its operations in Wythenshawe, which benefits from a robust fibre network and strong digital infrastructure, making it an ideal location for data centres. 

The company’s expansion proposals have been approved by Manchester City Council under delegated powers. 

TTSP and Union 4 Planning advised Teledata UK on the plans. To learn more, search for planning reference number 137424/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal. 

Teledata UK’s growing campus is located on the eastern side of the Wythenshawe town centre masterplan, drawn up in the wake of the city council’s acquisition of the town’s 350,000 sq ft civic centre from St Modwen last year.  

A consultation on the proposals held last year highlighted various redevelopment opportunities, including repurposing the 100,000 sq ft former Barclays data centre of Rowlandsway. 

The city council’s vision for Wythenshawe also features 1,600 homes across various brownfield sites, as well as a food hall, mobility hub, and a public square. 

Savills and 5plus Architects are leading the project for the authority. 

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Big opportunity to capture any waste heat for use in the local dwellings

By Anonymous

About time something got done ..those building are a monstrosity..and town centre certainly needs updating ..very scruffy buildings ..we deserve better wythenshawe is a big area ..and not enough decent shops 😕

By Janet buxton

Hopefully this happens, the area needs modernisation. Especially civic centre and surrounding areas.

By Anonymous

As per usual big business will profit

By Anonymous

Wythenshawe town centre looks so sad & unwanted. We need an alternative cafe to chips fried food etc. Wythenshawe is a massive area & deserves better

By Ruth Rudd

How many of these new dwellings will be affordable?

By Anonymous

Tbf, it’s only swapping a few sad buildings for 2+ bigger ugly ones. Its a data centre people, not dwellings nor multiple shops. Hopefully it brings decent jobs at least👍

By Anonymous

It would be nice for local people of wythenshawe to have a cinema

By Michael Jackson

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