CyrusOne has officially broken ground on its first data centre campus in Dublin, Ireland named Dublin I.
The new facility will be located in Grange Castle Business Park South with the first phase of the build due for completion in Q4 2020. Once live, the new site will have a total power of 74MW and has already started accepting customer requests for space.
“Ireland is an incredibly attractive place to do business, and Dublin in particular has established itself as one of the world’s thriving tech hubs,” said Tesh Durvasula (pictured), President – Europe, CyrusOne. “The level of demand for spaces from enterprise customers has been great, even in these early stages of construction.”
An event was held earlier this week to mark the start of construction. Guests included senior representatives from local government, residents and industry leaders.
The Dublin I campus will comprise of three separate two-story buildings delivering 360,000 sqft of data centre space. It is the biggest colocation data centre currently under construction in Ireland and the build will follow CyrusOne’s Massively Modular approach, designed to reduce the time, complexity and cost associated with major data centre build, increasing project efficiency.
“We’ve made a clear commitment to expansion in Europe and building our presence in Dublin sits at the centre of this strategy,” added Durvasula. “Our modular approach, which enables us to build data centres quickly and efficiently, is perfectly suited to such a vibrant market where demand is expected to accelerate over time.”
In addition, Dublin I will be the first CyrusOne data centre in Europe to deploy closed loop chilled-water cooling. This system uses an air-cooled chiller technology with an integrated compressor and condenser that cools the closed loop of water, dramatically reducing water consumption during the cooling process.
Additionally, thanks to the roof-mounted solar panels that supplement the main power supply, CyrusOne steps ever closer to its goal of sourcing from 100% renewable sources. The development will also feature rejuvenated grassland areas, pollinator-friendly planting and a habitat for amphibian wildlife. A ‘green wall’ around the site will help make the buildings more energy efficient and act as carbon sinks reducing carbon emissions.