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NextDC to build 150MW data centre in Melbourne

Ground works and base building construction at the M3 data centre are progressing, with practical completion planned for 1HFY23.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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August 12, 2021 | 11:54 AM BST

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) said it has received formal planning consent to proceed with the construction of a new hyperscale technology campus, located in Melbourne’s west.

The operator has also acquired an additional 430,550 sqf of adjoining land, that will further bolster the M3 data centre site.

Subject to planning consent for the newly acquired land, the M3 data centre will be developed into a technology campus.

Located in West Footscray, approximately 10km west of Melbourne’s CBD, M3 spans over one million sqf and will target 150MW of critical capacity at full fit-out.

M3 will provide data centre services to hyperscale cloud providers in a new Availability Zone within the Melbourne market.

To compliment this development, NextDC is also currently expanding its M2 facility.

NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said: “The upgraded plans for our new hyperscale technology campus in Melbourne is driven by ongoing demand for premium quality data centres, which is the infrastructure is needed to power organisations evolving Hybrid- and Multi-Cloud architectures.

“West Footscray is an emerging digital hub, and we are excited for the future as we expand our offering and support our customers with dual availability zone solutions across M1, M2 and this new M3 technology campus.”

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