Vantage Data Centers is building a second campus in Switzerland.

The company this week announced that it will open a second Zurich campus (ZRH2) this summer.

ZRH2 rendering - Vantage Data Centers
Vantage's ZRH2 campus – Vantage Data Centers

The carrier-neutral campus, located 30 kilometers north of Zurich’s City Center in Glattfelden, will offer a total of 226,000 square feet (21,000 sqm) of space and 24MW of critical IT capacity.

The company is reportedly investing more than CHF 370 million ($405 million) into the project.

Vantage said it has installed air source (ASHP) and water source (WSHP) heat pumps within ZRH2 that will convert waste heat for use in administrative spaces. ZRH2 will also provide waste heat to a nearby hotel and seminar center.

“Zurich is a rapidly growing data center market due to its strategic central location and its global financial leadership, and we expect to continue developing in this market based on customer demand,” said David Howson, president of Vantage Data Centers, EMEA.

“Across Europe and the globe, the demand for highly efficient, hyperscale data centers is booming to meet the needs of next-generation applications, from powerful AI models to high-performance computing and cloud transformation. Vantage is prepared to meet that demand for current and new customers, and we look forward to opening the doors of our latest data center this summer.”

Vantage said ZRH2 will leverage rainwater infiltration and a green roof to minimize environmental impacts. It will feature a unique wood-finished facade.

After acquiring the land in February 2020, Vantage opened the first data center on its ZRH1 campus in Winterthur in December 2021. Once fully developed, the seven-acre, four-building campus will offer 40MW of capacity.

Vantage has campuses in operation and developing in Germany (Berlin and Frankfurt), the UK (London and Cardiff), Italy (Milan), Poland (Warsaw), Switzerland (Zurich), and South Africa (Johannesburg). It has previously filed to develop a campus in Dublin, Ireland.