NEXTDC Limited announced a major milestone in their long-term data centre development strategy, securing a new data centre site in Western Sydney.
S4 Sydney is a significant long-term expansion opportunity that will provide data centre services to Hyperscale Cloud Providers in a new Availability Zone within the Sydney market not currently serviced by NEXTDC’s existing data centres (S1 – 16MW, S2 – 30MW and S3 – 80MW, which is under development). S4 will also play a critical role in enabling Enterprise and Government customers to scale their critical infrastructure platforms in this important digital gateway region.
Located in Horsley Park, S4 will be approximately 42 kilometres west of Sydney’s central business district and close to a major electricity substation as well as telecommunications, utilities, and public infrastructure. The site covers approximately 124,000sqm. Subject to Development Approval, it is expected to accommodate a data centre facility that will target 300MW of capacity, in addition to housing our customers’ mission critical operation centres, mission critical operations offices and collaboration spaces.
During the development phase of S4, over several years NEXTDC is expected to generate more than 500 new jobs for the NSW economy. The data centre is due for completion by mid-2025.
NEXTDC Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Craig Scroggie, commented on the acquisition, “The demand for premium quality data centre assets in digital gateway regions such as Sydney continues to reflect the growth trajectory of technology infrastructure over the next decade. NEXTDC looks forward to being able to offer our customers dual availability zone solutions across our existing S1 and S2 Macquarie Park and S3 Gore Hill metropolitan data centres as well as this new S4 hyperscale campus in Western Sydney.”