Amazon granted approval for its 28,573 sqf Drogheda data centre hub in Ireland
Conditional planning permission for Amazon’s data centre in Ireland has been granted as the company charges full steam ahead towards the construction of the facility.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been granted planning permission for its data centre campus at the IDA Business and Technology Park, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Meath.
The planning permission, submitted by US firm, CAP Developments LLC on behalf of Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd, saw the approval of the construction of a two-storey data centre facility with a maximum overall height on 25 metres.
The data centre is set to be developed on a 19.46 hectares site and is predicted to create around 275 jobs during construction.
Fergus O’Dowd, Irish Fine Gael politician tweeted last week that the granted planning permission was “great news” for the area and for future employment prospects.
According to the planning permission document, the gross floor area of the data centre will be 28,573 sqm.
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There is also plans for modification of the existing entrance of the facility, which will function as a secondary entrance providing for emergency and construction access. In addition to that, a new main entrance and access control point to the lands is proposed.
According to the planning documents, the centre that has received planning permission is the first phase of a development of an overall site of 19.46 hectares.
Data Economy reached out to Amazon for comment regarding the data centre planning permission, to which the company is yet to respond.
This is not the first time Amazon has entered the Irish market as 2018 saw the company being given the go-ahead for an 88,000 sqf data centre in Tallaght, Dublin.
The Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd business operates several data centres in the Dublin area and is planning further expansion to its facilities.
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