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Glenrothes data centre clears planning

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April 21 2015

Glenrothes data centre clears planning
AOC Group has received planning consent from Fife Council to erect a 75,000sq/ft data centre and associated office accommodation in Glenrothes, the largest such facility in Britain outside the M25 belt.

Designed by Fouin + Bell Architects it will be the first facility of its kind in the UK to derive its primary power from renewable energy, a nearby biomass plant.

Queensway Park Data Centres director Alan O'Connor said: "Interest in the Fife facility has been strong and although we are building towards shared or co-location facilities, we are not ruling out the possibility of a single user requirement for either phase.”

The first phase of a wider £100m cloud computing campus the development is one of a number being prioritised by ever increasing IT demands.

Work on the £40m first phase is expected to get underway this summer.
The facility will enable the financial services and energy industries to undertake Big Data number crunching
The facility will enable the financial services and energy industries to undertake Big Data number crunching

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#1 Posted by visitor on 22 Apr 2015 at 13:16 PM
Hopefully, it will be more successful that other big commercial ventures into Fife (Hyundai & ADC) Fife could well do with something like this, so lets hope the 'early interest' firms up and phase 2 gets built. A real coup to get a facility of this size north of the border. Hope it doesn't remain isolated.

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