Global Technical buys development site for new data centre in Barcelona

DCITE, a specialist data centre development platform backed by Nilo Partners and Adequa Real Estate, has sold a development site part of Parc de l’Alba in Barcelona to Global Technical Realty, in a deal brokered by JLL. Financial details were not disclosed.

Strategically located in Barcelona’s prime data centre cluster, Parc de l’Alba is one of the largest and most promising technology developments in Catalonia. As an emerging data centre hotspot in Southern Europe, Parc de l’Alba has a planned connection to the submarine cable landing station and seven different carriers.
Pepe Singla, partner at DCITE, commented: 'Our platform is currently very active and we are happy to have helped Global Technical Realty with this fully provisioned site. Parc de l’Alba offers an opportunity to be part of Catalonia’s most strategic knowledge hubs. With excellent local, national and international connectivity, this land has the necessary planning, geotechnical and environmental requirements to host a new data centre facility. JLL’s specialist data centre knowledge and international and local teams’ expertise was instrumental for the success of this transaction.'
Tom Glover, head of EMEA Data Centre Transactions, JLL, said: 'We’re delighted to have supported Nilo Partners and ADEQUA Real Estate on this strategic sale. Secondary data centre markets are becoming more sought out across the region, and interest in this land illustrates the growing demand for suitable locations that meet regulatory and environmental criteria.'
Europe saw the largest second quarter on record for data centre demand in Europe, according to the latest data from JLL, with 114MW of take-up tracked across Europe’s established markets.


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