Amazon has submitted plans for another data center in County Meath, Ireland.
Planning documents propose a two-story ‘data storage facility building’ with a total gross floor area of 28,566 sqm (307,400 sq ft) at the IDA Business & Technology Park in Drogheda, County Meath.
Plans also include solar panels on the roof, an emergency house supply generator, water storage tanks, diesel tanks, and a filling area.
Amazon already has a data center under construction on the site, having gained planning permission in early 2020, with the facility is due to be fully operational by 2023. The new building would be located to the north of one currently under construction.
The proposals were submitted by Tunis Properties LLC on behalf of Amazon in mid-April and a decision is due in early June. If granted, construction on the new facility would be likely to begin in mid-2023 and fully operational by June 2026.
The company revealed aims for more data centers at the park earlier this year while applying for permission to build a substation on the site. Documents for this latest facility note ‘potential’ for three buildings’ but the company is yet to file an application for the final data center.