Digital Realty have announced the beginning of construction on a new data centre development in Western Sydney.
As a global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, Digital Realty said the new development, called SYD11, is expected to create over 500 jobs throughout the construction phase and upon completion.
Once fully operational, SYD11 will be a 14 megawatt facility across a total of 16,360 square metres. It will be connected to the company’s existing SYD10 Erskine Park facility, providing a connected campus environment for Australian and international customers.
The construction of SYD11 is expected to take up to 12 months. Once fully operational, the data centre will provide up to 30 permanent roles, including facilities managers, engineers, security personnel and additional contractors.
Digital Realty hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Erskine Park, which was attended by Minister for Mental Health, Women and Ageing Tanya Davies and a number of executives including APAC CFO Krupal Raval.
"We hope this facility will become a hub for the modern economy, providing a significant boost in employment and additional investment in the area," Raval said.
“This is an opportune moment for Western Sydney to become a magnet for business as investment here increases," Davies said.
"We welcome Digital Realty’s significant contribution to the local economy, which is expected to deliver significant job creation in an already thriving region."Digital Realty chief executive A. William Stein said SYD11 will bring to market the latest advancements in data centre design and provide new and improved ways of connecting, working and extending the company's business reach.”
Digital Realty currently owns and operates 145 properties across 33 global metropolitan areas. In the APAC region, Digital Realty operates a network of data centres located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Melbourne and Sydney.