CyrusOne: CyrusOne breaks ground on its first European facility outside FLAP-D markets in Madrid, Spain

Oct 19, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

CyrusOne has announced that it has begun work on its latest facility in Madrid, Spain, located in the municipality of Alcobendas, after acquiring the freehold purchase of the 5-acre site in 2022. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by executives from CyrusOne, construction company Itercon, engineering consultancy Quark, Turner & Townsend, JL L and health & safety advisors Q Safety. The data center is the company's first facility in Spain, and its first European site outside the traditional FLAP-D markets, and will be a two-story building offering 18MW of total IT load across more than 6,000 sqm (64,600 sq ft) of technical space. 

Speaking about the new facility, Richard Brandon, CyrusOne's Vice President and Head of Design & Construction in Europe, said: "We are excited to further expand our European footprint and enter the Spanish market for the first time." 

Adding: "Demand continues to be strong in Madrid as an increase in investment by cloud service providers presents an opportunity for hyperscale data center 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."

Meanwhile, Itercon CEO, Manuel Marín commented: "We are thrilled to have been selected by CyrusOne to manage this impressive new data center project. 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."