Singapore headquartered ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), today announced plans for two data centres in Tokyo, to be developed by and leased from Goodman.
The two new data centres will comprise 60,000 square metres of gross floor area, resulting in a development potential of 60 megawatts of IT power across the two buildings, the company said in a statement. This new data centre campus will be located within Goodman Business Park in Inzai City in the Greater Tokyo area.
Goodman Business Park is an integrated industrial and data centre estate with over 800,000 square metres of lettable area upon completion, with a value of more than A$4 billion. Under this development and operating arrangement, Goodman Japan will develop the shell and core of the data centres and lease the buildings on a long-term basis to STT GDC.
“This investment marks our first foray into the Japan data centre market, and with the establishment of 5G services and digital advancements being a high priority, we are delighted to be working with Goodman to support the country’s increasing demand for quality data centre services. Goodman has a stellar track record as one of the world’s biggest owners, developers and managers of industrial property, and along with our own expertise in operating state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral data centres, we are well positioned to serve the growing needs in this market,” said Bruno Lopez, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. STT GDC will fitout and then operate state-of-the art data centres, with the first building expected to be ready for service in Q2 2024.
Greg Goodman, CEO of Goodman Group, commented: “We are excited to welcome STT GDC to Goodman Business Park and the opportunity to partner with a fast-growing global data centre operator. With this pre-lease, we will have fully leased eight separate stages of development within Goodman Business Park, which also includes amenity and retail offerings for our customers and the wider community. This new partnership with STT GDC illustrates our global strategy of providing high-quality assets in attractive locations to suit our customers’ needs. With several sustainability initiatives planned for this project, we will also continue to execute on our commitment to sustainability and best-in-class amenity for our customers.”
This development needs to be seen in the backdrop of the Japanese Growth Strategy Council has called for boosting domestic economic growth through stimulating innovations, digital transformation being a key area. 5G is also expected to become the dominant cellular technology in Japan by 2026, with an estimated 151 million 5G subscriptions in the country by 2029. Large hyperscale data centres will play a crucial role in the support of digital transformation initiatives and the expansion of 5G communication services.
This partnership demonstrates STT GDC’s commitment to growing its regional data centre footprint, with an active portfolio of over 130 data centres across Singapore, India, China, Thailand, and other key growth markets in the Asia region.