Global Switch, the owner and operator of large scale cloud and carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has started construction on the last two stages of its $300m Sydney East data centre project in Australia.
The commencement of the construction work comes after a pre-commitment made by a cloud provider. The project will be delivered on Global Switch’s Sydney campus adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District.
Following completion of work on the final stages of the Sydney East project, Global Switch’s Sydney campus will cover an area of 73,000 sq m, offering 83 MVA of utility power capacity.
The final two stages of the project will incorporate similar environmental design concepts and construction standards used in the first stage, which secured a LEED Gold rating.
Construction work on stage 2 is expected to be delivered to pre-commitment customers in the second quarter of 2017.
Global Switch executive chairman and CEO John Corcoran said: "With construction having commenced on the final stages of the Sydney East data centre, we look forward to providing further opportunities to new and existing customers to benefit from a network dense environment providing resilience and economies of scale.
“The Global Switch Sydney campus serves as a core node not just for Sydney and Australia but, in terms of connectivity and services, a key hub for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.”