About Us

Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited is a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centres that delivers increased efficiency, improved value and transparency of data centre hosting utilisation across all of the UK public sector.

We provide flexible data centre colocation at a fraction of the cost of other hosting organisations.

We’re highly energy and carbon efficient and highly secure.  Importantly, our framework enables us to deliver flexible contracts and easy to use solutions, which allow you to plan both for your budgets and the future.

We can help transform the efficiency of your organisation through data centre colocation with best-in-class risk assurance, flexibility, environmental performance and ability to enable cloud services.

Designed to enhance the public experience of IT and accelerate new government services to market, the Crown Hosting Data Centres catalogue of simple-to-buy services substantially reduces the operational risk and overall cost of public sector departments and organisations.

“As part of this Government’s long term economic plan, we’re determined to utilise our unique buying power and become a more intelligent customer. It doesn’t make sense for departments to host their servers in different ways and at different costs, and we even got to a point where we weren’t sure how many of these centres there were. That’s why we’re saving millions for the taxpayer by aggregating this demand.

By partnering in a joint venture, we’re also able to access the necessary commercial and technical skills in the market to create a thriving new business that will deliver better services and allow government to share in its future success.”

– Francis Maude, Former Minister for the Cabinet Office

Get in touch

Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited is powered by Ark Data Centres, who design, construct and operate the most efficient UK data centres for the public sector, including UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated and previously regulated organisations and charities.

To learn how our flexible data centre colocation solutions can save you money, with peace of mind security, please get in touch via the email form here. Or call us 0333 207 0703