Plans submitted for £3bn Lincolnshire data centre

Credit: Humber Tech Park

Plans to build a £3bn AI-training data centre have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.

The 3.3m sq ft scheme will be built on land by the A160 near South Killingholme and will range from a minimum of £2.2bn to over £3bn.

If completed over a three to four-year period, the project would create at least 2,500 to 3,500 construction jobs annually, both on and off-site.

The Humber Tech Park data centre will provide an IT load of up to 384MW and will consist of three major buildings. This new type of data centre is designed to “train” artificial intelligence models that require high levels of computing and power capacity.

A 300,000 sq ft greenhouse is proposed to be constructed on the site for growing commercial tomato crops, projected to generate £3.5m in annual sales.

The Humber Tech Park masterplan has been developed by Cheltenham-based MHP.