Echelon Data Centres has been granted planning permission for another data center development in Arklow, Ireland.
Wicklow County Council late last month granted conditional planning permission for the company’s DUB30 data center on the Kish Business Park.
Under the proposals, Echelon will demolish existing outbuildings on the site and build three 22,210 sqm (293,000 sq ft) data center buildings on the 24.16-hectare site on the North end of the Park.
The approval was subject to 25 conditions, including Echelon paying the planning authority more than €3.1 million ($3.7 million) in contribution for public infrastructure and facilities.
“We are pleased that Wicklow County Council has reached this decision and, recognizing it as the first step in the process, we look forward to making further progress with the project in the coming months,” Niall Molloy, Echelon Data Centres CEO, told Independent.ie.
The company already has another data center - the 100MW DUB20 facility - in development close by in Arklow’s Avoca River Park.
“Together, the two developments represent a potential €1 billion ($1.2 billion) investment in Arklow and will create more than 1,000 jobs locally in construction and in the operation of the data centers,” added Molloy.