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Multiplex to build Sydney data centre

NEXTDC has appointed Multiplex to deliver stage one of the S3 data centre, located in Artarmon on Sydney’s lower North Shore.

NEXTDC has appointed Multiplex to deliver stage one of the S3 data centre, located in Artarmon on Sydney’s lower North Shore.

The appointment follows Multiplex’s delivery of NEXTDC’s high-rise hyperscale data centres, including a 20-megawatt facility in Perth’s CBD, and a 30-megawatt facility in Macquarie Park.

The S3 data centre will have a grow floor area of around 34,000 square metres across eight storeys, providing more than 20,000 square metres of IT space. This will comprise of approximately 26,770 square metres of data halls and ancillary infrastructure.

Designed by architects Greenbox, the project will also include a range of amenities for tenants including workspaces, collaboration zones, car parking and more than around 4000 square metres of critical office space.

S3 Sydney will be the third and largest NEXTDC data centre in Sydney and directly interconnect to the existing S1 and S2 Sydney data centres.

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The project is targeting a 5-Star rating for energy efficiency and will be designed and constructed to Uptime Tier IV standards. Tier IV certification recognises the facility’s complete fault tolerance and emphasises the exemplary levels of reliability and resilience, providing the maximum amount of redundancy for power and cooling.

S3 will include a number of ecologically sustainable design principals, including a reduced energy consumption cooling system. The facility will incorporate ‘free cooling’ to further reduce power consumption and optimise efficiency levels.

“We are thrilled to be appointed to this innovative project and continue our ongoing partnership with NEXTDC,” Multiplex Regional Managing Director NSW David Ghannoum said.

“We’re excited to draw upon our experience building ground-breaking high-rise data centres and help expand NEXTDC’s world-class operation of data centres across Australia.”

Construction has commenced and the facility will be fully operational in the second half of the 2022 financial year.

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