Google UK data centre plan revealed


Google has revealed plans to construct a new data centre in Hertfordshire costing close to £800 million and creating new industry jobs.  

Credit: Google.

The $1 billion facility will be built in the town of Waltham Cross, on a 33-acre site bought by the tech giant in 2020. 

The news was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos. 

Heat generated from the data centre will be conserved to benefit local homes and businesses, it is understood. 

It follows Microsoft’s plans for a £2.5 billion data centre, revealed in November last year.   

“This new data centre will help meet growing demand for our AI and cloud services and bring crucial compute capacity to businesses across the UK while creating construction and technical jobs for the local community,” said Google. 

YouTube video credit: Google.  

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