Gammon Construction, which were awarded the contract by Global Switch, are assembling over 60% of the MEP works off-site. This method of manufacturing elements off-site has multiple benefits including increased productivity, safety and quality.
Singapore Woodlands, will be strategically located in the north of the island and physically distanced from Global Switch’s existing Tai Seng data centre to meet dual occupancy demand. Global Switch Singapore Woodlands will provide 25,000 square metres of world-class critical infrastructure, supported by 30MVA of utility power supply capacity. The SGD280 million data centre will host multiple connectivity options with the ability to directly access the dense networks currently operating from within Global Switch Tai Seng, which is recognised as one of the leading communication hubs in the Asia-Pacific region and has significant sub-sea cable system infrastructure present.
Singapore Woodlands will be a leading example of an environmentally sustainable data centre and will be targeting a Platinum BCA Green Mark as well as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating. The data centre will have a design PUE of 1.38, with reconfigurable and highly efficient power and cooling distribution, variable speed fans and high energy efficient CRAH units.
Sam Lee, Global Switch’s Managing Director for Singapore, stated “We were extremely pleased to host the delegation led by the BCA and were delighted to receive such acknowledgement for the approach we have taken with construction of Global Switch’s second data centre in Singapore.
“Singapore Woodlands is on target to launch at the end of 2018 and will become Global Switch’s twelfth data centre in our portfolio. It follows closely on from the launch of the first stage of our Hong Kong data centre as well as the completion of our Sydney East data centre at the end of last year.”