A Scott Brownrigg-designed new data centre in Singapore for a confidential global telecom company has completed.
The six-floor facility is the telecom company’s first overseas data centre, and the second in its Asia Pacific cloud network. The opening follows a ground-breaking event that took place just over a year ago.
Emerging from increased customer demand in Singapore and Asia Pacific, the centre is located at the Tai Seng Industrial Park in eastern Singapore. Repurposed from an existing warehouse and converted into a mission-critical facility, it houses more than 2,100 racks in a gross area of 17,490 sq m. It was designed in accordance with international Tier III+ TCDD and TCCF data centre standards to offer optimal capabilities, and scalability. The client’s desire for a high efficiency building has also led to the centre receiving the IMDA-BCA’s Green Mark Platinum certification, the highest available.
Meeting the demands of this brief required close collaboration with the engineers, DSCO Group, in order to optimise both effective space layout design and to plan the construction measures needed to meet completion within a tight timeframe of 11 months.
Departing from the traditional data centre designs, our design incorporates timeless ‘modern box’ proportions. We adopted the client’s bold brand colours to dress the building, creating a visual landmark, fitting for their first overseas home.