Prime Data Centers announces plans for 40MW Madrid data centre 

Prime Data Centers announces plans for 40MW Madrid data centre 

The company has secured 7.6 acres in Alcobendas with a development plan to deliver a 26,000 square metre, 40MW hyperscale data centre.

Prime, an international hyperscale and wholesale data centre provider, has announced plans to develop a 26,000 square-metre data centre in Madrid, Spain. The company has secured 7.6 acres in Alcobendas with plan to develop a facility that will be able deliver 40MW of critical power.

Alcobendas is the largest in-country data centre ecosystem with 41% of live, colocation power consumption. Prime Madrid will be developed according to customer demand and will address hyperscale, cloud and Artificial Intelligence power density requirements.

“With 44MW of take-up in 2023, power challenges limiting FLAPD markets and information governance mandating in-country data centre presence, it is clear that Madrid is poised for strong growth over the foreseeable future,” said Nicholas Laag, Founder and CEO, Prime Data Centers. “Alcobendas is an ideal location for Prime’s first data centre in Madrid with an established ecosystem that offers easy access to fibre and experienced, skilled labour.”

Prime selected Madrid for its latest expansion on account of the market’s strong, hyperscale demand base which represented an estimated 74% of 2023 take-up across self-build and colocation data centres. Additionally, Madrid’s central location serves a large population base while acting as the primary network relay point for coastal regions and Portugal.

Prime Madrid will be located at Calle de la Pedriza 1, Alcobendas, in immediate proximity to local Internet Exchange (IX) Points for customer network optimisation.

“Having spent the last twenty-five years in Madrid, it is encouraging to see the hard work and preparation put in by so many local stakeholders result in readiness to capitalise on the recent surge in demand,” said Michael Wall, Senior Vice President of Development and Construction, Prime Europe. “Prime believes this strong foundation will sustain data centre growth in Madrid further validating its place alongside the most influential digital infrastructure markets in Europe. We are excited to contribute to the success story.”

Prime’s 3+ GW roadmap now includes 22 owned and optioned locations in the United States and Europe as well as numerous others in active due diligence. Recent announcements include nearly 500MW across Denmark, Phoenix and Chicago.

Prime also projects the opening of its partially pre-leased Los Angeles data centre in October 2024.

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