Amazon is seeking planning permission for three more data centers at one of its campuses in Dublin, Ireland.

The application, filed by Universal Developers LLC for Amazon to Fingal County Council, is for seven-year planning permission for development on AWS’ site at Cruiserath Road in Dublin.

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The company seeks permission to construct three data center buildings: Data Centre E, Data Centre F, and Data Centre G, with a gross floor area of 1,425 sqm (15,350 sq ft), 20,580 sqm (221,520 sq ft), and 20,580 sqm respectively, each over two levels. The application was filed last month and a decision is due in February.

Building E will see one new generator installed, while Buildings F and G will see 19 installed. AWS said it aims to install beehives on the site to boost sustainability efforts, and solar panels are planned for the roofs of F and G. Heat recovery systems will warm the office buildings. The company will also look to procure ‘renewable diesel’ for backup fuel.

Work would be due to start later this year, with Buildings F and G expected to come online in 2025 and 2026.

It seems the company had already secured a grid connection with EirGrid for the buildings in 2019, meaning the facilities avoid the capacity crunch afflicting other new developments in the city. According to documents in the filing, the new buildings will have a combined power load of 73MW.

The company first filed to build data centers on the Mulhuddart campus – previously known as Project G – in 2017. At the time it requested permission to build a 20,750 square meter (223,000 sq ft) data center, with the potential for up to seven more on a 26-hectare plot of land.

It was granted permission for two more two-story buildings totaling 21,705 sqm (233,630 sq ft) each in 2019, by which time the designs had seemingly merged four of the planned buildings into two. Those two buildings are currently under development. Buildings A, B, and C are data centers, and Building D is the on-site substation.

One further building, estimated to be another 20,580 sqm development, is expected in the future according to the latest filings. At full build-out, the campus will provide around 220MW of capacity.

Amazon also operates other Dublin campuses in the Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, in Fingal County’s Blanchardstown, and one further south in Tallaght. The company has reportedly paused some projects in Dublin due to the moratorium on new grid connections and at others is looking to rely on other power sources.

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