Data centres

There is currently an outstanding opportunity to locate a major data centre at the i3 campus in Irvine.

The availability of robust infrastructure (including power and fibre), a skilled labour force and flexible accommodation contribute to the current opportunities here for data centres.

i3, Irvine innovation and Industry, can accommodate both small and very large space users with the investment park capable of providing a level platform for buildings of over 100,000 sq m. Find information about the sites and properties currently available.

Business incentives and the accelerated planning zone are attractive elements in the current relocation package, with business support available to inward investment companies.

Irvine Enterprise Area has large, flat, serviced plots available for development, together with a range of premises under refurbishment.

This new opportunity is becoming a major focus of our business infrastructure work as we seek to attract new investment and jobs to North Ayrshire.

Capital intensive businesses that use high volume data are well served by the facilities at i3, Irvine's Enterprise Area. In particular, the offer here is ideal for data centres, with infrastructure in place, good transport links and a skilled workforce available.

i3 has large, fully serviced development plots with excellent infrastructure including immediate access to large amounts of electricity, dual water supplies, diverse fibre links to London and Manchester internet exchanges, together with enterprise area benefits of capital allowances for expenditure on plant and machinery available to the data centre and IT services sectors.

In July 2013 a major study undertaken by Scottish Enterprise  rated i3 the best site in Scotland to attract data centre investment.