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Microsoft Data Centre

Seven Hills NSW, Australia

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FDC

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Industrial

Goldfish & Bay has secured an exciting opportunity to be part of the SYD09 Data Centre development in Seven Hills, where services are being provided for one of our long-term clients.

Recently acquired by Microsoft, the off-market deal for 57 Station Road, Seven Hills, is worth $18.92 million. The Seven Hills Data Centre becoming the third hub in the city that the IT giant is set to develop.

We look forward to seeing this compelling project come to completion.

Data centres are different to many other buildings; they need a massive input of heating and cooling to keep an optimum temperature. The Kemps Creek proposal includes a pair of two-storey buildings covering close to 61,000sq m. Data hall is designed to run at a higher temperature than typical, up to 35 degrees, while the water requirement could be about 50,000 cubic metres, mostly to be used for cooling.

The structure must provide protection against worst-case scenarios such as terrorism and earthquakes. They require not only back-up power, but uninterrupted supply always.

Typically, due to their scale, they are required to be sprinkler protected. However, this is not suitable for rooms containing data servers that would be damaged by water. Considering this, alternate methods of fire protection in combination with Fire Engineering are implemented to ensure the outcome does not threaten the sensitive data contained within the servers.

MBC Group were engaged as Principal Certifier, attending multiple meetings with the design team and stakeholders during the design phase. We conducted preliminary assessments of designs for NCC compliance and critical stage inspections.

The project scope includes:

utility provisions including a substation, diesel fuel storage tanks and backup generators
ancillary opffice space
120 car spaces, and
associated internal roads.

Six-storey facility that Microsoft is developing at Lane Cove on Sydney’s lower north shore, is part of a global rollout by the US software powerhouse. It indicated earlier this year that it plans to build between 50 and 100 centres a year around the world.

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