McLaren poised for £100m Amazon “spy centre”

Tech giant Amazon is lining-up contractors for three new massive data centres – one of which is set to be used to host classified material for the UK spy agencies.

The Financial Times has reported that GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 have struck a deal with Amazon’s cloud computing arm AWS to host classified material in one of the centres.

And the Enquirer understands that McLaren Construction is set to build the snooping centre.

A number of contractors have been in the running but one said: “It’s been a good contest but it looks like McLaren has won the race.

“I think they have bagged the James Bond building and another purely Amazon data centre. The winning contractor for the third project is still up in the air at the moment.”

In true secret service style McLaren declined to comment.

The job would be another 007 related win for the contractor which has also bagged Aston Martin’s new £200m F1 factory project next to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

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