Equinix lodge plans for a data centre at Profile Park
Equinix have lodged plans for a data centre at Profile Park

Equinix lodge plans for a data centre at Profile Park

PLANS for the development of a three-storey/part-four-storey data centre in Profile Park, Clondalkin, have been submitted to South Dublin County Council.

Equinix (Ireland) Ltd has applied for planning permission for the development of a data centre known as ‘DB8’.

The centre is to include data halls, electrical/plant rooms including internal generators, offices, lobbies, ancillary staff areas including break rooms and toilets, stores, stair/lift cores throughout and photovoltaic panels at roof level.

The total gross floor area for the proposed data centre, excluding hot air plenums and external staircase, is c.9,601sq.m.

The provision of five external generators, eight fuel tanks and an ancillary plant, contained within a plant yard to the north of DB8, is included.

Plans for a delivery yard and loading bays, 64 car parking spaces, five motorcycle spaces, a bicycle shelter serving 14 spaces, a smoke shelter, and internal access roads and footpaths, form part of the plans.

Permission for vehicular and pedestrian access to the west from Falcon Avenue, and closure of an existing vehicular entrance from Falcon Avenue, is also being sought.

It is noted in the application that no buildings are proposed above the existing ESB wayleave and South Dublin County Council watermain wayleave, to the west and north of the site.

The area to the southwest of the site – a temporary meadow – is reserved for a future data centre. The future data centre on the site of the temporary meadow is the subject of a separate planning application, and is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement.

A decision on Equinix’s current planning application is due from South Dublin County Council by August 29.

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