VIRTUS Unveils €3bn, 300MW Wustermark Megacampus Project, in Brandenburg, Germany: A Landmark in Green Data Centre Innovation and AI Real Estate

Sep 04, 2023
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LONDON, United Kingdom - 4 September, 2023: VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), an award-winning pure-play data centre owner-operator and part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, has announced its latest venture: the VIRTUS Wustermark Data Centre Campus located in the Berlin Brandenburg data centre region - one of the fastest growing data centre markets in Europe.


Situated in the municipality of Wustermark, just 30 kilometres from the iconic Brandenburger Tor in Berlin and only 12km from Berlin’s city limits, this transformative project sets a new benchmark in mega scale data centre capacity for cloud and AI in Europe, with an innovative  approach to the use of sustainable power, waste heat re-use and technology.


Covering more than 350,000 square metres of land, Phase I of the VIRTUS Wustermark Campus is projected to be operational by 2026. The strategic campus boasts 300MW of incoming power across two campus locations.


The VIRTUS Wustermark Campus is poised to become one of Germany's and Europe’s largest scale green data centre campuses demonstrating VIRTUS continuing commitment to raising the bar in terms of scale and sustainability across Europe, as it has achieved in the UK. The development includes a strategic collaboration with the grid operator to use renewable energy at a key renewable energy grid supply point, which reinforces VIRTUS’ commitment to sustainability and green power initiatives, and marks a significant step in VIRTUS' journey towards the goal of achieving net zero emissions on all reportable activities by 2030.


Sustainable Power Generation:

Adjacent to a major and important sub-station, the campus capitalises on electrical coupling to some of the largest contiguous onshore wind farms in the country that contribute to its power supply. With this focus on renewable energy, VIRTUS also has a vision to transition away from diesel fuel. The availability of renewable options and scale of facilities in the Wustermark area will support VIRTUS’ ambitions in this space.


State-of-the-Art Technology:

At the core of the VIRTUS Wustermark Campus lies a dedication to state-of-the-art technology and innovation to ensure operational excellence and the delivery of scale and flexibility to meet the demands of new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning workloads. Designed with the distinct purpose of supporting the growing demands of hyperscale, government and enterprise customers, the campus is primed to cater for the ever-expanding server computer density that is required by cloud computing and generative AI applications. VIRTUS continues to invest and innovate so its customers have access to the latest technologies.


Community Collaboration:

As part of the development, VIRTUS will make the waste heat of the campus available to the local municipality and support their ambitious project to deliver a future district heating distribution network for Wustermark. This aims to harmoniously integrate the campus with the local community and contribute positively to the region's infrastructure.


Holger Schreiber, the Mayor of Wustermark said "The VIRTUS Wustermark Campus is a shining example of the positive impact that future-oriented partnerships can have on our community. This particular engagement not only demonstrates technological innovation, but also shows the potential for sustainable economic growth. It brings significant opportunities for the high-tech industry, our community of Wustermark, and the entire Havelland region.”


Vision for Sustainability:

Christina Mertens, Vice President of Business Development, EMEA said "This ambitious undertaking is VIRTUS' second site in the Berlin Brandenburg region and follows hot on the heels of the announcement of our Berlin Marienpark Campus in May 2023. It shows our commitment to sustainable innovation and dedication to meeting the evolving cloud and AI needs of our customers with another campus powered by cost efficient renewable energy, capable of growing to massive scale. As we take this step, we are proud to contribute to the vibrant data centre landscape of Berlin Brandenburg and reinforce our position as an industry leader, continuing our journey as a catalyst for transformative change."


VIRTUS' investment in the Berlin Brandenburg data centre region not only reflects the burgeoning demand in the area but also the company's pledge to champion environmental stewardship. With Germany being a pivotal geography for the data centre industry, and the only European country to boast two mega cloud regions in Frankfurt and Berlin, the VIRTUS Wustermark Campus is set to become a cornerstone of this dynamic ecosystem.



VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS) is a trusted global leader in the data centre industry and the UK’s leading data centre company, committed to delivering reliable, resilient and responsible digital infrastructure for our customers. As part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), VIRTUS Europe is the home of the cloud in London, and at the heart of Europe.  Collectively, the STT GDC Group operates across Singapore, the UK, India, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, providing businesses an exceptional foundation that is built for their growth anywhere. In December 2022, Macquarie Asset Management acquired a significant minority stake in VIRTUS via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7. Macquarie Asset Management is a global asset manager, providing access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including infrastructure, green investments, real estate, and other sectors.


VIRTUS has a proven track record of over a decade designing and operating the UK’s most efficient facilities. Committed to the highest standards of Operational Excellence – safety, security and availability – VIRTUS hires the best people to work in an industry which is increasingly essential to everyone and everything.  We are laser focused on responsibly delivering solutions for the benefit of our customers, colleagues, suppliers, the environment and the world, every minute of every day.




Susanna Collins                                            

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