NextDC has got the go-ahead from the City of Ryde to construct its energy efficient datacentre facility, named S1, at Macquarie Park in Sydney.
Formal approval from the council landmarks official commencement of the company’s Sydney datacentre construction project.
A purpose-built datacentre will be constructed to a premium standard, meeting high-level security and engineering specifications.
Like NextDC’s Melbourne datacentre (M1), the S1 datacentre design incorporates some of the most advanced energy-saving initiatives including tri-generation plant.
Additionally, the S1 design will incorporate direct free air cooling technology, making use of the cooler night-time and winter air temperatures.
Upon completion of this construction project, the independent S1 data centre will provide a next generation datacentre facility with high connectivity, flexibility, scalability, security and FDC Construction & Fitout will now begin preliminary construction works.
Arup, a leading global engineering design company that specialises in data centre design, will lead technical design of S1.
Project Manager is John Turner who previously held senior positions in major corporations including Westpac and CSC, where he was responsible for the delivery of critical operation facilities, datacentres and large scale commercial projects throughout Australasia.