Brittany: Stratosfair announces plans for its second facility

Apr 04, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Stratosfair has announced plans for a second facility, located in Pontivy in Brittany, west of Rennes. Due to come online in the second quarter 2023, the Pontivy facility will span 500 sqm (5,380 sq ft) and be built from recovered containers. This announcement comes just a month after the company announced that it had broken ground on its first 150 sqm(1,600 sq ft) Edge facility in the country's northwest. These first two facilities are part of a broader plan that will see the newly-founded company develop, in total, five data centers in France.

The facility is also built with sustainability in mind, and will be supported by solar energy, with hybrid cooling and a waste recovery system.

Speaking about the development, Stratosfair CEO Bérenger Cadoret said to Le Telegramme.“I am a native of Plumelin, I studied in Pontivy and I talked a lot with the MCE Informatique store, also located on rue Kristen-Noguès. We also met with the communities, which have their role as facilitators, and all of this had a snowball effect. There are a lot of things to do in the area."

He added: "This is a project that is part of the territorial project, as part of the circular economy, confirms Bernard Le Breton, president of Pontivy Community. The idea is in phase with the idea of what we want to do. It's a very good thing to interest businesses in the area."