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San Bovio datacenter construction update

Microsoft has begun remediation for the former Postalmarket site in San Bovio, where Microsoft intends to build a datacenter. The datacenter construction site is located on Via Trieste in Peschiera Borromeo (MI), Italy.

Why datacenters are needed

Datacenters 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 datacenter. Local businesses, government, hospitals, and schools rely on datacenters every day to deliver goods and services to you.

Construction timeline

Datacenter construction began in February 2024. The general contractor GSE is preparing the site by removing and disposing of materials from the existing building, to be followed by demolition of the building. From there we will move into construction, which is estimated to begin in Q1/2025 through Q3/2027.

Permitted construction hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. excluding Sundays and public holidays. Together with our general contractor GSE, we will keep neighbors informed in advance of construction work.

Staying connected

We will keep the community up to date via our Italy page in our Microsoft in your community blog.

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