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The May 27, 2010
Operated by British Company Galileo Connect, and developed by Sodéarif, this “Data Park” is fully committed to an exemplary environmentally-friendly approach.
The Business Park Paris - Val d'Europe, developed by Euro Disney, will be hosting Galileo Connect's future Data Park, which will be one of Europe's largest. Ultimately, it will provide 24,000 sq. m. in data halls (spread across 3 buildings of 8,000 sq. m. each). The facility will be built by Sodéarif, a Bouygues Construction real-estate development subsidiary specialised in this kind of project. Work is set to start in September 2010, with delivery expected in the 4th quarter 2011. Sales will be handled by Jones Lang LaSalle, Paris.
Located alongside the A4 motorway and close to the Val d'Europe urban centre, the Business Park Paris - Val d'Europe stretches over 180 hectares, with 91,000 sq. m. in office space and businesses already developed and an additional 96,000 sq. m. to come (ultimately expected to reach 660,000 sq. m.).
Following on from the construction of the head offices for the Seine-et-Marne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (5,000 sq. m. to HQE standards) and for the SIMT-Service de Santé au travail (Workplace Health Organisation / 3,000 sq. m., the first private-sector positive-energy building in Marne-la-Vallée), to be completed by 2012, this "Data Park" is yet another example of the environmentally-friendly approach conducted throughout the Business Park Paris - Val d'Europe. It is to be connected to the heating network designed and developed by Dalkia France together with the Val d'Europe Syndicat d'Agglomération Nouvelle (SAN / New Town Association). About 90% of the heat used by the network will be reclaimed, clean and sustainable: heat produced by the technical equipment will be collected to heat the Business Park office and business buildings, as well as the future inter-municipal swimming pool to be designed by Marc Mimram and built by the SAN.
Galileo Connect Managing Director Julian King explains: "We have identified a real need in Paris Region for a project of this kind of quality, in order to meet an ongoing, increasing demand in Data Centres. We are talking with a growing number of corporate customers seeking to outsource their computer data operations, for obvious reasons: the guarantee and quality of the service provided, lower costs in computer data operations, the optimisation of the capital invested and, above all, access to better flexibility".
"Launching this wide scale Data Park represents another successful venture for business growth in Val d'Europe," says Francis Borezée, Euro Disney VP for resort and real-estate development. "It also shows our determination to act according to an exemplary environmentally-friendly approach, particularly in terms of our support for tertiary-sector real-estate development, which is one of the site's fundamental objectives and thus one of our foremost priorities".
A latest-generation project
The Galileo Connect Data Park will provide fully-equipped data facilities compliant with international standards. It will enjoy latest-generation energy efficiency, providing 1,500W per sq. m. in power and cooling specification and a Tier 3+ level of resilience, and will aim at a PUE of 1.35. Each of the three 8,000-sq. m. buildings can be split into 8 private, 1,000-sq. m. data halls. The site was designed on the basis of Galileo Connect's modular concept, allowing every building to host four 2,000-sq. m. modules with autonomous power architecture; in effect, each module will have its own power distribution and generators (DRUPS). This site is unique, in that it will ultimately feature its own independent source station.
The PREDA (Paris Region Economic Development Agency), in association with Seine-et-Marne Développement, has helped Galileo Connect in choosing a location, assisting in the location study and providing introductions to bankers and to lawyers for setting up the legal structure.
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update April 17, 2012