NT4372 : Macmerry Business Park

taken 4 years ago, near to Macmerry, East Lothian, Great Britain

Macmerry Business Park
Macmerry Business Park
A few years ago this unidentified (no signs) but very secure industrial unit appeared between Macmerry and the A1. Another once secure installation can be seen on the skyline, buildings from the wartime airfield at Macmerry.

I have now worked out that the building is a data centre
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This explains the security and cooling chimneys. Data centres, huge banks of servers are an important industry in the Edinburgh area. One advantage of the location is that for much of the year the air is cool enough to be used for cooling without refrigeration. This helps to keep a few jobs from being sucked down the A1 with the rest of them.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4378 7284 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7178N 2:54.1031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4345 7304
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Industrial Estate  Infill 

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