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Vantage Data Centers breaks ground on Berlin and Warsaw campuses

Vantage Data Centers breaks ground on Berlin and Warsaw campuses

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Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced it has broken ground on two greenfield campuses in Berlin and Warsaw. The development of these sites is part of the company’s US$2 billion European expansion and will provide hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises with best-in-class hyperscale data centre campuses in two sought after EU regions. This is the second German campus for the company and the first in Poland. 

Berlin data centre campus 

Located in Brandenburg Park, this 250,000 sqft (24,000 m²) campus (BER1) will be comprised of two 16MW state-of-the-art data centres offering a combined 32MW of critical IT load once fully developed. The first phase, scheduled for completion in early 2022, will include 8MW of IT capacity. 

As part of the company’s environmental sustainability programme, Vantage will offer customers renewable energy options at the campus to reduce their carbon emissions. BER1 will use a highly efficient cooling system with outside air economisation and will have the ability to connect into district heating schemes to reuse waste heat. The campus will also feature on-site solar energy generation for non-critical areas, EV charging stations, maximised green space and underground drainage to manage runoff into local waterways. 

Warsaw data centre campus 

This 390,000 sqft (36,000 m²) campus (WAW1) will be comprised of two state-of-the-art data centres. The first facility will include 16MW of capacity and the second facility will include 32MW of capacity, offering a combined 48MW of critical IT load once fully developed. The first phase, scheduled for delivery in early 2022, will include 8MW of IT capacity. 

This campus will also offer customers renewable energy options and will feature hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economisation and EV charging stations, along with amenities such as customisable workspaces, secure storage and multiple meeting space options. 

“The groundbreakings of Berlin and Warsaw are yet another testament to Vantage’s rapid global growth and industry-leading time-to-market strategy,” said Antoine Boniface, President of Europe at Vantage Data Centers. “In the past six months alone, Vantage’s significant progress of our greenfield developments in Berlin, Warsaw, Zurich and Frankfurt has proven that we are prepared to deploy premier hyperscale facilities at industry-leading speed in order to best serve the needs of our customers.” 

Vantage has made significant investments in Europe since it first entered the continent in February 2020, including the acquisitions of Etix Everywhere and Next Generation Data. In addition to Berlin and Warsaw, Vantage now has operational campuses in Frankfurt and Cardiff and will open a campus later this year in Zurich, which is currently under development. To support the company’s ongoing expansion and rapid growth, Vantage has continued to strengthen its European leadership team with the additions of Nick Haslehurst, Chief Financial Officer, Europe; Christophe Strauven, Senior Vice President, Treasurer; Robert Mcghie, Senior Vice President, Construction; and Szab Gall, Vice President, Associate General Counsel. 

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