CyrusOne, a leading global real estate investment trust (REIT), has announced the freehold purchase of a five-acre site at a prime location in Alcobendas, Madrid, to build a new data centre facility. This is the company’s first planned European facility beyond the FLAP-D markets and will enable customers to rapidly scale Digital Transformation strategies by deploying critical infrastructure at the heart of this enterprise and emerging hyperscale market.
The brand-new data centre, Madrid I, is designed to be a single two-story building with 21 MW of power capacity providing a total area of 6,000 square meters of state-of-the-art technical space. The facility will achieve BREEAM accreditation of ‘very good’, utilise 100% renewable energy and generate 100 kW on-site through roof mounted solar PV panels. The design purposefully utilises air-cooled closed loop chiller technology to limit water usage and employs water retention technologies such as rainwater recovery and low water requirement planting. Electric car charging points and bicycle storage will be provided on site, which is strategically located close to local public transport hubs.
“There has been a major acceleration of data centre capacity in Spain over the last few years and in 2020 Madrid was one of the fastest growing European markets,” said Matt Pullen, EVP and Managing Director, Europe at CyrusOne. “Our investment in the region is another milestone on our European roadmap as we continue to expand our footprint across the continent to provide coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support our customers’ ambitions.”Click below to share this article