UK’s First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland

UK's First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland


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The Fouin + Bell Architect designed facility is attracting substantial interest from both public and private sector occupiers.

UK’s First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland

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UK’s First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland

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Artist's impression of what will be the UK's most efficient data center.
Artist’s impression of what will be the UK’s most efficient data center.

AOC Group has submitted a planning application for a 75,000 square foot data centre facility at Queensway Business Park in Glenrothes Fife. AOC Group director Alan O’Connor says the plans have been met with an extremely positive response from planners and Council officials in Fife.

The application has been hailed as an extremely significant economic development for the area and a strategically important part of Scotland’s IT infrastructure as a whole. A detailed planning application will be submitted within the next few weeks and work could start on the £40 million facility as early as this summer. The development will create up to 250 construction jobs and around 50 full-time skilled technology and engineering jobs when completed in just over a year.

Deputy Council Leader and spokesperson for Economy and Planning Lesley Laird said: “News of this development for Glenrothes is particularly welcome not only in terms of the employment opportunities it will bring but in enhancing the Council’s plans to regenerate the entire estate. Officers in the Invest in Fife team and Scottish Development International have worked closely with the company over the past 12 months or so to help identify the best location.”

The facility will be the first of its kind in the UK drawing its energy from a renewable source with power coming from the largest biomass plant in the country located at Markinch in Fife. Queensway Data Centre will accommodate up to 1500 high performance computer racks offering the highest levels of resilience and data security. The facility will be built to a BREEAM outstanding standard with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of less than 1.15. BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating standard for the built environment.

Occupiers can expect to reduce their carbon emissions from data center activities by in excess of 80% in what will be one of most advanced facilities in Europe. The center will be carrier neutral and provide diversely routed connections from the UK’s backbone fiber network. A specialized team has been assembled to offer clients the highest levels of IT support services.

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