Stage 2 of NEXTDC Innovation & Technology Precinct Proposed
A development application has been submitted by NEXTDC for stage 2 of its Technology and Innovation Precinct, located at 454 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley.
The project involves the construction of a ten storey building comprising of 3 levels dedicated for data halls and three levels of commercial office space housing NEXTDC’s Australian headquarters.
NEXTDC is a ASX 100-listed Australian owned and headquartered company out of Brisbane. The company has a growing national network of twelve data centres and numerous more in design and build phase.
According to the development application, the second stage of the precinct aims to build on the success of the stage 1 data centre facility and provide further critical infrastructure and complimentary facilities to support Brisbane’s knowledge and technology industries, and the growth of the digital economy.
“The proposal represents the next component of the NEXTDC Innovation and Technology Precinct, an important opportunity to deliver a globally-renowned precinct to support knowledge and technology industries within Brisbane. – NEXTDC”
- Site Area: 4,671m2
- GFA: 8,218.82m2
- Height: 9 storeys / 60.40m AHD
- Elevators: x2
- Retail: No planned retail space
- Communal Space: No planned communal space
- Car Parking: 13 spaces (including 1 motorcycle and 1 PWD space)
- Bike Parking: 42 bicycle parking spaces, 24 lockers and 4 showers (inc. 2 PWD shower facilities)
- Developer: NEXTDC
- Architect: Architectus
- Landscape Design: LatStudios
- Town Planner: Ethos Urban
- Sustainability: NEXTDC’s facilities showcase superior Engineering designs that are purpose built to drive exceptionally high levels of energy efficiency, certified to NABERS 5-star standards
- Date Submitted: 08/05/2023
The proposal involves roof-top plant, including new generators for stand-by power generation. These generators are designed to be operational only in the rare event where the site loses electrical supply from the power grid. Stand-by power generation will operate using diesel fuel and lithium-ion batteries.
The new generators for stand-by power generation will operate generally consistent with the stand-by generators provided as part of the existing Stage 1, which since commencement have only been operational during for testing.
The proposal acknowledges the limitations in providing extensive landscaping areas throughout the site due to the built form requirements of a data centre. However, careful considerations have been made to develop suitable landscaping solutions to improve and enhance the overall design outcome of the proposal.
The overall NEXTDC Innovation and Technology Precinct comprises three (3) stages, described as follows:
- Stage 1 (existing) – comprises the existing NEXTDC B2 data centre facility which has been developed and is in operation. Acknowledging its importance in providing continuity of service, Stage 1 will remain in operation and be integrated with Stage 2
- Stage 2 (the proposal) – comprising a new built form adjacent to the existing B2 data centre, a new nine-storey built form with three levels of office space, three levels of Data Halls and two levels of services at roof level
- Stage 3 (future) – A future stage of the NEXTDC Innovation and Technology Precinct, which will be subject to a separate development application in due course.
Today, NEXTDC employs more than 300 staff across Australia, Malaysia, and Japan, with an Enterprise market cap of over $5 billion AUD.
Tell us what you think about this development below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti online platform is A006268579.
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