Host in Scotland, a data centre sector support initiative set up by infrastructure experts the Scottish Futures Trust, and in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Crown Estate Scotland have developed a study to help establish Scotland as an attractive location for green datacentres and to accelerate inward investment.
Queensway Park Data Centre Campus is located in Fife Scotland where the ambient air temperature is lower than both London and Dublin making it an ideal location for the use of highly efficient natural free air cooling systems.
The facility aims to be the largest and greenest colocation site in Scotland. The 20MW facility will be built in the redundant Tullis Russell paper mill and powered by Britain’s largest biomass generation plant.
Queensway Park Data Centers is building a two-building campus at the site in Glenrothes, one hour’s drive from Edinburgh in an area once known as Silicon Glen. The company is a joint venture between two commercial property developers - County Properties Group and AOC.
The total site could go up to 250,000 sq ft. Phase one will support up to 1000 computing racks