Cityfibre Data Centre in Bradford
Cityfibre to build a new data centre in Bradford that aims to transform the area's digital landscape.
11:14 30 August 2019
Alternate network provider Cityfibre has submitted a planning application to Bradford Council to convert a unit in the Fowler industrial estate into a centre for its Gigabit City programme, a full fibre deployment scheme designed to improve the internet speeds across the county.
The planning application says: “Through the design and deployment of future-proof, full fibre infrastructure, this helps bring the benefits of unlimited bandwidth and Gigabit speed connectivity to entire communities.
“CityFibre is planning on expanding their network within the wider Bradford area which will transform the entire area’s digital landscape, bringing full-fibre connectivity within reach of nearly every building in Bradford.
“This will not only deliver extensive fibre but provide a step change in internet speed and quality, and a future-proof platform for economic growth in the digital age.”
The application said that the project would create jobs.
“In addition, CityFibre’s presence in the area would create additional employment comprising of one city development manager, an approximately eight-person operations team, plus circa 20 construction workers to build the network during normal office hours.
“The scheme would offer substantial wider benefits by allowing Bradford to increase its capacity of extremely fast high-speed broadband fibre connections for existing and future residents and business.”