Global Switch, Sydney East

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

Leading the client side consultancy team, AREA3 actively managed design stage, issue resolution, and complex global stakeholder relationships.

As the project site was located adjacent to Global Switch’s current data centre (live environment) and existing rail infrastructure, there were numerous risks to mitigate throughout the life of the project.

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 in a three stage development

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

  • Facilitated and managed numerous tenders; consultants, contractors, and lead equipment procurement

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