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CyrusOne breaks ground on Madrid data centre

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CyrusOne has begun construction on a data centre in Alcobendas, Madrid.

The new data centre will comprise 18 MW of total capacity across 6,000 sqm of space, after CyrusOne acquired the freehold purchase of the five-acre site in 2021.

According to CyrusOne, the facility will utilise 100% renewable energy, and generate around 100 KW on-site through roof mounted solar PV panels.

“We are excited to further expand our European footprint and enter the Spanish market for the first time,” said Richard Brandon, CyrusOne’s Vice President and Head of Design & Construction in Europe.

“Demand continues to be strong in Madrid as an increase in investment by cloud service providers presents an opportunity for hyperscale data centre development. It is the right time to be present and on the ground in this key location, offering our customers capacity and choice across the continent.”

Itercon will be heading up the construction, general contracting and structural elements of the project, alongside partners including Quark, in charge of design and the construction management; JLL, leading on the project management; Turner & Townsend, advising on cost and management; and Q Safety, advising on health and safety.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by CyrusOne to manage this impressive new data centre project. Our team at Itercon are passionate about delivering world-class sustainable projects and facilities of this nature,” added Itercon CEO, Manuel Marín.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with CyrusOne and the other partners, and we look forward to the next phase of the build, ahead of the planned completion in April 2024.”

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