A new data center, currently being built on the site of the Open Innovation Space Berlin Spandau has a new owner, in the form of Data Castle.
The new facility boasts a prime location in the heart of Berlin’s Smart District Spandau and will have a network connection capacity of 40MVA (megavolt amperes) which Data Castle intends on putting to full use as early as the fourth quarter of 2025.
With a focus on sustainable data centers, Data Castle designs, builds and operates green data centers in Germany. The company is a joint venture between US alternative investment manager Angelo Gordon, and DCD Data Center Developers GmbH from Munich, a specialized project developer for colocation and hyperscale data centers, and is working closely with the investors of the commercial site – Invesco Real Estate and Kauri Cab – to strategically develop the project.
Dr. Christopher Stief, co-founder and CEO of Data Castle said, "With the new property in Berlin, we are pleased to add a strategic location to our green data center platform. Our colocation data center in Spandau has more than 10,000 sqm of white space and 40MVA of network connection capacity, which will be fully operational as early as the fourth quarter of 2025."
"With Data Castle as the new owner and developer, we are securing the highest possible operator proficiency for the data center and its future users on our site," said Tina Kroll, co-head transactions at Invesco Real Estate.
"The system-critical infrastructure of a data center must be highly available and perfectly secured around the clock. This requires many years of experience and expertise. Here, we are in a segment of the real estate industry that is in high demand and which Data Castle covers excellently. This will make our new quarter, with its high-performance digital capabilities, even more attractive for leaseholders."
The data center is a colocation and hyperscale facility that will be leased to cloud providers, enterprise customers, artificial intelligence (AI) companies as well as government clients, that is, companies of different types and sizes with varying requirements.
Luca Bauernfeind, managing partner of Kauri Cab, emphasized, "We are not only pleased about a good divestment, but also about an important partnership. High synergy effects will arise between the data center and the district.
“In a unique concept, the excess heat from the data center will be provided to the adjacent neighbors, thus supplying the entire area. It will also be used in a climate-friendly way for public recreational activities. This is consistent with our vision of creating a sustainable site with low CO2 emissions and a high degree of future viability."