CyrusOne has won a court battle to gain planning permits for a data center in Paris, France.

First reported by DCmag, the administrative court of Versailles overturned decrees by a local mayor to block the issuance of two building permits.

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– CyrusOne

The company is seeking transform a former logistics warehouse, located in the industrial zone of Villemilan de Wissous, into a data center.

The mayor of this town however refused to issue building permits for the refurbishment of the building to a data center and to increase the capacity of the site.

However, on June 27, the administrative court of Versailles annulled the Mayor’s decrees, deciding that the refusal to issue the building permits “was irregular.”

The court decided the development would not impact the surrounding area, would not compromise public health or safety, and would be able to require successive building permits for future build-outs.

The site, at 1 Boulevard Arago, previously belonged to transport and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel. According to CyrusOne’s Q4 2020 earnings reports, the company signed a 25-year lease on a 13-acre site in Paris alongside a deal to deliver a fully pre-leased data center.

First revealed in 2021, CyrusOne has been seeking to develop an 83MW data center with some 15,000 sqm (161,460 sq ft) of technical space across six data halls.

Filings suggest at least part of the site – data hall 1 – is already built-out for data center use and currently occupied by AWS. The company is planning to set up a waste heat recovery process during phases two and three of build-out.

Wissous is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France, in the south of Paris. AWS has had difficulties with another Parisian development in the Brétigny-sur-Orge area of Essone on the site of a former airbase.