Proposals for a £20million computing centre at Inverness, creating up to 400 jobs, have been submitted to Highland Council planners. Dingwall-based IT services company Alchemy Plus has lodged plans for the environmentally-friendly project on a site at Inverness harbour. If approved, work on the scheme could start by the summer, with the centre opening next year.
The first phase of the centre will initially house 300 racks of computing equipment in a secure 6,000 sq ft data hall. At full capacity, the centre will draw around 4MW of electrical power, but will also have access to emergency power provision to allow it to continue to operate for several days in the event of supply problems.
Source: Press and Journal