T5 Data Centres is looking to make Ireland its first venture outside of the US as it is involved in plans to build a new data centre in Dublin.
T5 and Clonmont Development group are doing this as a joint venture, and they are looking for permission for a 9,520 square metre development, which will be located in Clonshaugh Business Park.
The Georgia based company specialises in offering wholesale data centre space. They have also previously announced in March 2019 that they are involved with a 55,000 square meter data centre project located in Little Island, Cork.
T5 is said to be expanding in Ireland due to the increase in data centre development activity. Data Centre Realty opened its fifth centre in Ireland earlier this week, and Echelon Dara Centre is planning to build two new facilities.
The data centre industry has contributed to an estimated €7.13 billion to the Irish economy since 2010.
In a statement submitted to the planning authorities, James R Bailey, T5’s development officer, said that “T5 intends on using this as a hub to roll out further data centres across Europe and as a training centre for our European employees”.
Bailey’s states that “The proposed site is an ideal location for a data centre, as it is situated on the T50 Fibre Optic Network, which offers world class telecommunications infrastructure.”
Both Bailey and Clonmont have stressed that they will be employment potential from the proposed plan in the surrounding area.
Subject to them receiving planning permission, Bailey has stated that “we intent commencing construction as soon as possible”.