Project News

Publishing date: 14/05/2021


Underground data centre planned near Nazareth, Israel

A group of companies including one run by a popstar are planning an underground data centre in Israel.

First reported by Calcalist, Swiss fund Lian Group has partnered with Europe-Israel Group and P.A.I. to build a NIS 400 million ($122.5 million) underground facility on a 6.25-acre site in the northern city of Afula.


The group purchased land just south of Nazareth six months ago. Construction is set to begin at the end of the year and be completed in 4-5 years. The group is reportedly working with Spector Amisar Architects.



Digital Edge acquires two data centres in Tokyo, Japan

Singapore-based Digital Edge has acquired two data centres in Tokyo, Japan.

The company has signed agreements to acquire ComSpace I and ComSpace II – in downtown Nihonbashi and Shinjuku respectively – from Japanese telco Arteria Networks Corporation


ComSpace I has 3,641 sq m (39,100 sq ft) of floorspace, while ComSpace II has 9,336 sq m (100,500 sq ft).

The transactions are expected to close in two phases; the first is already complete, and the second phase is expected to close in Q2 2021.



Stack Infrastructure plans 56MW data centre campus in Toronto, Canada

Stack Infrastructure has announced its first international expansion into Canada, and plans for a 56MW data centre campus in Toronto, Ontario.


The development sits on 19-acres on 3650 Danforth Avenue, located 10km (six miles) from downtown Toronto, and will be fed by three diverse substations served by Toronto Hydro. The first phase of the campus will be operational in mid-2022.



Echelon Data Centres granted planning approval for 100MW data center in County Wicklow, Ireland

Echelon Data Centres has been granted planning permission for another data centre development in Arklow, Ireland.

Wicklow County Council late last month granted conditional planning permission for the company’s DUB30 data centre on the Kish Business Park.


Under the proposals, Echelon will demolish existing outbuildings on the site and build three 22,210 sqm (293,000 sq ft) data centre buildings on the 24.16-hectare site on the North end of the Park.