Leeds to host £43m data hub

LEEDS is to be home to a new £43m data centre set to be built on the former Yorkshire Chemicals site.

The investment by telecoms firm aql was welcomed by Leeds and Partners - formerly Marketing Leeds - as a boost for the region's digital sector and the broader business communnity.

Dr Adam Beaumont, chief executive of aql, said the new facility, known as DC4, would help protect local internet traffic from problems at longstanding technical hubs in London.

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