Echelon Arklow: Echelon gets final approval for massive Arkow data center project

Jul 19, 2019 | Posted by admin

The Irish Times reports that  Echelon Data Centres has been granted planning permission for a 45,000sq m (484,000sq ft) data centre in the Avoca River Business Park in Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Planning permission for the 100MW centre was originally granted by Wicklow Co Council in February, but was the subject of an appeal, which has now been dismissed by An Bord Pleanála.

The €500 million development, which will create 90 full-time operational roles and support 450 jobs in construction, forms part of a substantial investment by the company, which has another €500 million site in Clondalkin in Dublin.
Rendering of Arkow Data Centre

Echelon Data Centres’ first tranche of capacity – at the Clondalkin site – will come on stream in the second quarter of 2021, and the company expects to have availability for occupation at the Arklow site by the third quarter of the same year.

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