New lease of life for Kent TV studio
A former TV studio in Kent is set to be remodeled into office space, and a major data centre for back-up and disaster recovery systems.
The property, which comprises 25,000 sq ft of office space, used to broadcast programmes such as The Basil Brush Show and the Eurovision Song Contest.
The data centre will hold the back-up facility for a London law firm. Previously, the studio ran its own small data centre, which is where the conversion idea first came from.
According to Data Center Dynamics, Leonard Kay of Custodian, the firm responsible for developing data centres, said:
“We are a technical facility which already had a major power supply to the site and in essence the power required for the TV studio is far less than it used to be, thanks to advances in efficiency.”
The data centre replaces an onsite facility originally used to store footage from TV programmes.