Google: North Weald Airfield

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Google paid a£88.2 million for 52 acres (21 hectares) of land at a former RAF airbase. Epping Forest District Council announced the sale of part of North Weald Airfield in Essex in late January 2024 to create a data centre campus.

  • The North Weald site is the second package of land Google has acquired in the county. In November 2023 it was revealed that the company had bought a 129-acre plot in Purfleet, which was formerly the Arena Essex Raceway, a stock car and speedway racing track.

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