Saturday, November 25, 2017

IDA Ireland to launch nationwide search for data centre land banks

State agency wants to plan for the future by locating hot spots for investment in the country which is seeing more than $6bn poured into the industry.

Irish state-agency IDA Ireland is readying the creation of a team to search for new land banks for data centre construction, according to reports.

A consultant is expected to be appointed in the near future to conduct works, which will aim to find at least one land bank in each of the Dublin/Mid East, South East, South West, Mid West, Midlands, West and North West/North East regions, according to the Irish Independent.

The project is to be carried out in three different phases, which include a national review of Ireland’s data centre market, a refinement of options and final analysis and recommendation.