Conapto, together with real estate company Fastpartner, has signed an agreement for the development of a 10,000 square metre (sqm) data centre property in southern Stockholm. When fully developed, this property will support an 8000sqm data centre, and 20 megawatts (MW) of power.
Phase 1 will be a 4,000sqm two floor data centre, designed to handle customised solutions for redundancy and density. The facility is being built according to Conapto standards of high security, computer rooms in protection class 3, 100 per cent renewable electricity and heat recovery to district heating networks.
“This is a milestone in Conapto’s history where we continue to develop our offering around sustainable, secure and flexible colocation in Stockholm. With this expansion, we can offer one of the largest data centre campuses on the south side with a total capacity of 24MW and 10,000 sqm of data centre space. Add our focus to 100 per cent renewable energy, heat recovery to district heating network and high security with protection class 3 and we have a very attractive offer for both Swedish and international companies that need data center capacity in Stockholm,” said Håkan Björklund, CEO of Conapto.
The timeline for phase one is to be able to offer customer occupancy starting 4th October. Work on building design and construction has already begun.
“Fastpartner is really looking forward to, together with Conapto, developing this property into something very special. This is the second time we are investing in a data centre project and what really got us interested in this project is the environmental aspects. The real estate industry has for many years worked with sustainability issues, but here we can concretely be involved and add something as we with heat recovery will be able to heat about 8000 homes in the area. This, in addition to the fact that the data centre industry is growing strongly, makes this one of our most exciting projects,” said Sven-Olof Johansson, CEO and owner of Fastpartner.