Proposed data centre development, for which a ten-year permission is sought, consists of the following: Demolition of existing outbuildings on the subject site, along with all site clearance and enabling works;
Construction of 3 no. part one storey, part two storey, information and communication technology (ICT) facility buildings, each with a gross floor area (GFA) of C. 22,210 sq. m (66,630 sq. m GAF in total), and with a height (to parapet level) of c. 10.4 metres; Each of the 3 no. ICT facility buildings will accommodate ICT equipment rooms, associated electrical and mechanical equipment rooms, loading bays, maintenance and storage space, office administration areas, and staff facilities; Emergency generators (20 no. for each ICT facility building), flue stacks and associated plant are provided in fenced compounds adjacent to each ICT facility; Extension of the existing road serving Kish Business Park to access the subject site, with gated access points to the proposed ICT facility development to be provided off this roadway on its eastern side. The proposed roadway will form part of the inner relief road planned under Objective IT7 of the Arklow Town and Environs LAP 2018-2024;
Construction of internal road network and circulation areas, footpaths, provision of 180 no. car parking spaces (60 no. spaces to serve each ICT facility) and 18 no. cycle parking spaces; Landscaping and planting, boundary treatments, lighting, security fencing, gatehouse (with a GFA of 175 sq. m), and all associated site works including underground foul and storm water drainage network, attenuation and percolation areas, and utility cables, on an application site area measuring c. 24.16 hectares. Site located to the North & Northeast of the existing Kish Business Park.
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