CyrusOne to build 21MW data centre in Madrid

CyrusOne to build 21MW data centre in Madrid


CyrusOne is expanding its European footprint beyond the FLAP-D markets through building a new 21MW Madrid facility.

The company has acquired a five-acre site at Alcobendas, Madrid, to build the data centre to serve the emerging hyperscale market in Spain's capital city.

Madrid I is designed to be a single two-storey building, providing around 65,000 sq ft of technical space. The facility will achieve BREEAM accreditation of “very good”, said CyrusOne, and utilise 100% renewable energy and generate 100 kW on-site through roof mounted solar PV panels.

The design also includes air-cooled closed loop chiller technology to limit water usage and water retention technologies such as rainwater recovery and low water requirement planting. Electric car charging points and bicycle storage will be provided on-site, which is strategically located close to local public transport hubs.

Matt Pullen, EVP and managing director for Europe at CyrusOne, said: “Our investment in the region is another milestone on our European roadmap as we continue to expand our footprint across the continent to provide coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support our customers’ ambitions.”

The company’s European portfolio accounts for approximately 200MW of power capacity across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin.

Last week, the data centre REIT changed its CEO again, after the company's board “separated” from Bruce Duncan as short-lived president and chief executive officer. Company founder and former CEO Dave Ferdman was appointed as interim president and CEO of CyrusOne, and will serve in those roles until a successor is found.

In February last year, CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek stepped down from the role and Tesh Durvasula was appointed interim CEO. Durvasula wanted the role permanently but CyrusOne appointed Bruce Duncan in June 2020 instead.

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