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Newport Imperial Park datacentre project update

Why datacentres are needed

Datacentres provide the physical infrastructure for the technology we depend on at work and in our personal lives. Whenever you open an app on your phone, join a virtual classroom or meeting, snap and save photos, or play a game with your friends online, you are using a datacentre. Local businesses, government, hospitals, and schools rely on datacentres every day to deliver goods and services to you.

2, November 2023 Newport Imperial Park: Pre-Application Consultation

Draft planning application documents are now available for your review

As part of our planning application, Microsoft will be submitting documents relating to our proposed datacentre project in Newport Imperial Park. The documents are in draft form and will be finalised following the pre application consultation. These documents can be viewed and downloaded at

Once you have viewed the documents you can submit your representation in one of the following ways:

Phone: 0800 915 3677

Post: 5654 & Company

20 Short’s Gardens


Planning permission timeline

Microsoft will be applying for planning permission for a datacentre in Newport, Wales.

We are preparing a planning application for the site in the Imperial Park, which was the former Quinn Radiators plant, to deliver a new state of the art datacentre.

We held two public drop-in sessions on the proposals on 27 and 28 September. These events featured information about the project and were attended by members of the project who could answer any questions.

Further information and updates will be provided in due course.

Staying connected

We will keep the community up to date using the United Kingdom Community page on the Microsoft in Your Community blog.

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