Glenrothes data centre clears planning
April 21 2015received 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.
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