Demand for data centre sites in greenfield locations outside the CBDin Sydney is increasing with a number of Government departments and corporates looking to outsource their data storage according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Last week, Metronode, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Contractors, purchased a 16,820 sq m site in Silverwater for A$11,114,800. The site will be developed into a data centre with 9 megawatts of IT load over the next 2 years.
According to selling agents Andrew Maher and Casey Greenberg of Jones Lang LaSalle, the demand for sites in the outer west will continue to increase as firms look to better utilise the space in CBD offices. Mr Maher said, "The Metronode deal reflects the growing demand from data centre providers for greenfield locations in metropolitan areas."
"A number of corporates and government entities that occupy office space in the CBD are looking to outsource their data storage to providers with more specialised facilities which have greater access to power and the ability to meet tier 3 requirements in terms of building security and redundancy."
Source: 4 Traders