EdgeConneX given go-ahead to construct a new data centre

By Brendan Grehan

TECH Company EdgeConneX Ireland Ltd has been granted planning permission from South Dublin County Council to build a data centre at Newcastle Road in Lucan.

The phased development will comprise four single-storey data halls, 32 stand-by generators with associated flues (each 15m high), associated office and service areas with service road infrastructure and car parking.

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EdgeConneX have been granted permission to build a data centre at Newcastle Rd

The development will also include  an ESB sub-station/transformer yard with an overall gross floor area of 17,685 sq m and a temporary gas-powered generation plant within a walled yard containing 19 generator units with associated flues (each 17m high) to be located to the west of the proposed data halls on a site within the townland of Ballymakaily.

Phase 1 of the development will comprise two single-storey data halls (6,950 sq m.) with roof plant and 16 stand-by generators with associated flues (each 15m high) as well as associated water tower and pump room and other services, a single-storey goods-receiving area/store and single-storey office area (1,522 sq m.) located attached and to the north-east of the data halls and a temporary gas-powered generation plant with 15 generators with associated flues (each 17m high) to be located within a compound to the west of the proposed data halls. Phase 1 will also include an attenuation pond and a two-storey ESB sub-station (494 sq m) with associated transformer yard and single-storey transformer building.

 Phase 2 will comprise two single-storey data halls (6,950 sq m) with roof plant and 16 stand-by generators with associated flues (each 15m high) as well as associated water tower and pump room and other services, a single-storey goods receiving area/store and single-storey office area (1,522 sq m) located attached and to the east of the data halls under this phase and to the north of the offices proposed under Phase 1. Permission has also been granted for a car park with 39 car-parking spaces (including four disabled car parking spaces) and sheltered bicycle parking.

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