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Google paid £88.2m for North Weald Airfield land

News / Fri 16th Feb 2024 at 09:46am

GOOGLE paid a council £88.2m for 52 acres (21 hectares) of land at a former RAF airbase, a report has shown reports the BBC.

Epping Forest District Council announced the sale of part of North Weald Airfield in Essex in late January to create a data centre campus.

A report prepared for a committee meeting showed the search engine giant paid about £1.7m an acre.

The figure had been “commercially sensitive” during negotiations, a council spokesman said.

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2 Comments for Google paid £88.2m for North Weald Airfield land:

Bobbo
2024-02-16 11:53:19

Did they buy the whole airfield ?

JB
2024-02-16 15:11:12

Councillors don't realise how few people is needed to run a data centre. They think it will create hundreds of jobs. That's if Google even build it. They're already building one in Waltham Cross. Are Google just land banking?

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