6 September 2013 – ITNews Australia
Modifications approved for data centre build.
Global Switch will rejig the fitout of its Sydney East data centre, adding 757 square metres of technical floor space.
The data centre operator yesterday received planning approval (pdf) for a series of modifications to the forthcoming facility, including more changes to the gross floor area.
It now has planning approval to boost “business/technical gross floor area” from 18,175 square metres to 18,932 square metres.
Floor space for plant and machinery will also increase from 7615 square metres to 10,689 square metres.
The revised figures are still down on the initial floor space that had been touted when the data centre project was first approved in November 2010.
Global Switch Sydney managing director Damon Reid told iTnews in March this year the firm was more concerned with power density per square metre than fluctuations in floor space.
“The actual gross floor area is almost irrelevant to what the building delivers to our customers,” he said.
Other approved changes include an “adjustment” to the floor levels in Sydney East so they align with those in the existing Sydney West facility, and some rejigging of basement and rooftop layouts with respect to “services arrangements/reticulation” and roof plant.