Lendlease starts construction of 100 MW data centre campus in Japan

Lendlease and Princeton Digital Group (PDG) have begun construction of a 100 MW data centre campus in Saitama City, 30 km north of central Tokyo. It is the first project under Lendlease Data Centre Partners.

This data centre will be one of the largest in Japan and is well poised to serve the hyperscale requirements of some of the world’s largest cloud, commerce and content companies.

The phased development, sited on approximately 33,000 sq m of land, is planned to deliver more than 60,000 sq m of gross floor area and close to 100 MW of IT capacity. Kajima Corporation has been appointed as contractor and Nikken Sekkei Ltd designer.

Lendlease is developing and constructing the core and shell on a built-to-suit basis for PDG, on a long-term lease. PDG will invest in and operate the data centre with its mechanical and electrical equipment.

The gross development value of the project post completion of all phases will be in excess of A$800 million for Lendlease, while PDG is investing US$1 billion of capital in this new data centre.

Japan is the second largest data centre market in Asia. Japan and Greater Tokyo are still in the early stages of growth, particularly in terms of entry and expansion of global hyperscalers.

The new facility will be built to the latest hyperscale design and standards, offering enhanced scalability, connectivity and reliability. The initial phase is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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