Global Switch,

Sydney East Data Centre Project $260Mil

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summary of works…

AREA3 project managed the design and delivery of a new data centre facility in Sydney’s CBD for Global Switch.AREA3’s commission included validation phase, design phase, tender phase, early works, main works construction, commissioning and handover.

Leading the client side consultancy team, AREA3 actively managed design stage, issue resolution, complex global stakeholder relationships, in addition to the construction issues of building adjacent to an existing sensitive high reliability environment.

As the project site was located adjacent to Global Switch’s current data centre (live environment) and existing rail infrastructure, some of the risks and issues were vibration during construction, noise and dust pollution, traffic management and extensive stakeholder management.

AREA3 managed and liaised with multiple stakeholders including RailCorp, AusGrid and Sydney Water to validate that all design and construction complied with their statutory requirements.

Project Highlights:

  • Major expansion of Australia’s largest data centre, three stage development

  • Co-ordinated various environmental requirements; LEED and Sustainable Design Report

  • Led procurement of main contractor using Australian Standard contract.

  • Facilitated and managed various tenders; consultants, early works contractor, main works contractor and long lead equipment procurement.

  • Monitored program and build cost of $110 million for Stage 1 and $150 million for Stages 2 and 3

  • Total site capacity of 32 MW utility power feeds fully fitted out.

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