Ark Data Centres is looking to build another data center at its Corsham campus in Wiltshire.
The company has filed a planning application with Wiltshire Council for a new data center (to be known as P5 South) at its Spring Park campus on Westwells Road, near Corsham.
The company is requesting to build a new data center, plant, highways works, vehicle access, infrastructure, enclosures, landscaping, and other associated works. The building will have a total floorspace of 6,020 sqm (64,800 sq ft) over three floors.
In its application, Ark said it has acquired the “Hawthorn Works” site to the south of their existing Spring Park Campus consisting of two factory units and car park. The company aims to demolish the two warehouse units, and also build a connecting bridge between P5 North and P5 South. It noted no new generators will be required as the facility will connect to existing gen-sets on the campus.
“The Hawthorn Works site provides an optimum site for the continued expansion of Ark’s facilities at Spring Park,” the company said. A decision is expected in June.
The site is currently home to the P1, P2, P3, P4 (under construction), and SQ17 data centers. The company was granted permission for P5 North in April 2021; construction o the 13,000 sqm (140,000 sq ft) building has not yet begun.
UK firm Ark serves a number of UK government departments and agencies, and also has a joint venture with the Cabinet Office called Crown Hosting to provide colocation services to public sector bodies and government departments.