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CyrusOne breaks ground on first Spanish data centre in Madrid as European expansion continues

CyrusOne breaks ground on first Spanish data centre in Madrid as European expansion continues

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CyrusOne, a leading global data centre developer and operator, has officially broken ground on a brand-new, state-of-the-art data centre in Madrid, strategically located in the municipality of Alcobendas. The groundbreaking ceremony celebrated CyrusOne’s first facility in the Spanish market and the next step of the company’s continued growth across the continent.

Key attendees included Richard Brandon, VP Design and Construction and Amparo García Puente, Development Project Manager at CyrusOne; Manuel Marín, CEO at Itercon; Miguel Gallego, Managing Director at Quark; Haidee Gonsalves, Director at Turner & Townsend; Javier Gonzalez, Senior Project Manager at JLL; and David Ceballos Health and Safety Director at Q Safety.

CyrusOne acquired the freehold purchase of the five-acre site in Alcobendas in 2021, with the data centre set to comprise a two-story building with 18MW of total IT load over 6,000 sqm of technical space. The facility will achieve BREEAM accreditation of ‘Very Good’, utilise 100% renewable energy and generate around 100 KW on-site through roof-mounted solar PV panels.

“We are excited to further expand our European footprint and enter the Spanish market for the first time,” said Richard Brandon, CyrusOne’s Vice President and Head of Design and Construction in Europe. “Demand continues to be strong in Madrid as an increase in investment by cloud service providers presents an opportunity for hyperscale data centre development. It is the right time to be present and on the ground in this key location, offering our customers capacity and choice across the continent.”

Itercon, a leading construction company based in Valencia, is leading the construction, general contracting and structural elements of the project. Additional partners include engineering consultancy Quark, which is in charge of design and construction management; real estate advisors JLL, which is leading on the project management; Turner & Townsend who is advising on cost and management; and Q Safety which is advising on Health and Safety.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by CyrusOne to manage this impressive new data centre project,” said Itercon CEO, Manuel Marín. “Our team at Itercon are passionate about delivering world-class sustainable projects and facilities of this nature. It’s been a pleasure to work with CyrusOne and the other partners and we look forward to the next phase of the build, ahead of the planned completion in April 2024.”

This follows CyrusOne announcing that it is joining SpainDC, the Spanish Data Center Association, as a partner, as well as the recent appointments of Mariana Bonino Alvarez and Amparo García in this market. These developments play key roles in bolstering CyrusOne’s growing presence in the country and across the European continent.

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