EdgeConneX to construct third data centre in Grange Castle
DIGITAL solutions and content provider EdgeConneX Ireland Ltd has been grant planning permission for a third data centre at Grange Castle.
The US firm received planning permission in 2016 to build two separate data centres at the site in Ballymakaily and the Grange on Newcastle Road.
Their latest plans to construct a 1,500 sq.m data hall will form part of an expansion to EdgeConneX’s Grange Castle operation.
Proposals include the construction of a stand-alone data hall located to the north of an existing data hall and its extension.
The new data hall will include plants at roof level, associated support services, and four standby generators.
Permission for the development was granted by South Dublin County Council in early July, despite a third-party submission being lodged which outlined concerns about the environmental impact of the data centre’s potential for producing ‘waste heat’.
The US firm has built 23 data centres across the USA since 2013, and expanded their infrastructure services to Europe in 2016, beginning with a data centre in Amsterdam.
EdgeConneX recently joined up with Host in Ireland as a strategic partner – an industry-led marketing initiative, that encourages foreign companies to access the Ireland’s growing digital asset hosting ecosystem.