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CyrusOne Breaks Ground on First Spanish Data Center in Madrid As European Expansion Continues

October 17, 2022

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With more than 50 high-performance mission-critical facilities and nearly 1,000 customers worldwide, CyrusOne is focusing on the Spanish market in response to the growing demand for cloud solutions.

CyrusOne, a leading global data center developer and operator, has officially broken ground on a brand-new, state-of-the-art data center in Madrid, strategically located in the municipality of Alcobendas. The groundbreaking ceremony celebrated CyrusOne’s first facility in the Spanish market and the next step of the company’s continued growth across the continent.

Key attendees included Richard Brandon, VP Design & Construction and Amparo García Puente, Development Manager at CyrusOne; Manuel Marín, CEO at Itercon; Miguel Gallego, Managing Director at Quark; Haidee Gonsalves, Director at Turner & Townsend; Javier Gonzalez, Senior Project Manager at JLL; and David Ceballos Health & Safety Director at Q Safety.

CyrusOne acquired the freehold purchase of the 5-acre site in Alcobendas in 2021, with the data center set to comprise a two-story building with 18 MW of total IT load over 6,000 sqm of technical space. The facility will achieve BREEAM accreditation of ‘Very Good’, utilize 100% renewable energy, and generate around 100 KW on site through roof mounted solar PV panels.

“We are excited to further expand our European footprint and enter the Spanish market for the first time,” said Richard Brandon, CyrusOne’s Vice President and Head of Design & Construction in Europe. “Demand continues to be strong in Madrid as an increase in investment by cloud service providers presents an opportunity for hyperscale data center development. It is the right time to be present and on the ground in this key location, offering our customers capacity and choice across the continent.”

Itercon, a leading construction company based in Valencia, is leading the construction, general contracting and structural elements of the project. Additional partners include engineering consultancy Quark, which is in charge of design and the construction management; real estate advisors JLL, which is leading on the project management; Turner & Townsend who is advising on cost and management; and Q Safety which is advising on Health and Safety.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by CyrusOne to manage this impressive new data center project. Our team at Itercon are passionate about delivering world-class sustainable projects and facilities of this nature,” added Itercon CEO, Manuel Marín. “It’s been a pleasure to work with CyrusOne and the other partners, and we look forward to the next phase of the build, ahead of the planned completion in April 2024.”

This follows CyrusOne announcing that it is joining SpainDC, the Spanish Data Center Association, as a Partner, as well as the recent appointments of Mariana Bonino Alvarez and Amparo García Puente in this market. These developments play key roles in bolstering CyrusOne’s growing presence in the country and across the European continent.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne is a leading global data center developer and operator specializing in delivering state-of-the-art digital infrastructure solutions. With more than 50 high-performance mission-critical facilities worldwide, the Company ensures the continued operation of digital infrastructure for nearly 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne’s leading global platform of hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments offers customers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments, which help enhance the strategic connections of their essential data infrastructures and support the achievement of sustainability goals. CyrusOne data centers offer world-class flexibility, enabling clients to modernize, simplify, and rapidly respond to changing demands. Combining exceptional financial strength, a broad global footprint, and continued investment in key digital gateway markets, CyrusOne provides the world’s largest companies with long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale. For more information, please visit


ITERCON is a global construction company, with extensive experience and outstanding track record in the private and public sector of industrial building and civil works, with a growing international presence in countries such as Germany, Colombia and Romania.

Flexibility, commitment and proximity in each of its projects have made ITERCON a reference company in the industrial field, counting as clients with some of the most reputable companies at national and international level.

We guarantee quality and compliance with the objectives and deadlines set, thanks to the special monitoring of ITERCON’s team of professionals in each project at the service of our client.

Manuel Marín, CEO, Itercon (left) & Richard Brandon, VP Design & Construction (right):