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VIDEO: An Bord Pleanála Gives Approval For Arklow Data Centre

An Bord Pleanála has endorsed the county Council’s planning permission for a major new Data centre in Arklow.

Echelon Data Centres Limited, a new Irish company, announced earlier this year that it will create 1,100 jobs through a one billion euro development of data centres in Arklow and Dublin. 

The Data Centre development at Avoca River Park on the former site of the Irish Fertiliser plant just outside Arklow, will provide over 450 jobs during construction with a further initial 90 full time positions when the centre is up and running.  

One objection was lodged on the deadline to appeal the planning permission.  However yesterday the Planning Board gave its approval for the development.

Fianna Fail TD in Wicklow Pat Casey says this is a game changer for the county and in particular Arklow.

Echelon Avoca will be a 45,000m² (484,000 sqft) data centre located on a 200-acre site  provide 100MW of capacity, with significant gird power available and occupancy from Q1 2021.

The Arklow facility is scheduled to open by 2021.

 

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