Global switch data centre Singapore pm group
Key Statistics
Client
Global Switch
PM Group Office
Singapore
Cost
€175m
Size
25,000 sqm with 30 MVA of utility power supply capacity

Established in 1998, Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large scale carrier and cloud neutral multi-tenant data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its data centres provide rich, carrier and cloud-neutral ecosystems and offer reliability, security and flexibility that their customers require to house their IT infrastructure. Global Switch is now expanding its presence in Singapore, building a second facility in addition to its existing data centre in Tai Seng Avenue, regarded as one of the leading communication hubs in the Asia-Pacific region and which has significant sub-sea cable system infrastructure present.

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Mark Gillett
Mark Gillett

Mission Critical Sector Director

Future-proof design

Global Switch is building a second facility in Singapore. The new 25,000 sq m facility, Singapore Woodlands, is 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. It has been designed to accommodate the latest technologies in terms of power and cooling, together with sufficient flexibility to allow adaption as those demands change over time.

This is a landmark project for PM Group, as it was our first data centre project in the ASEAN region. Cecilia Devlin, who is leading the PM Group consulting team, explained "Data centre projects in Singapore are as challenging as anywhere else but the tropical climate paired with the strict land use, environment and building codes are leading to a drive to develop innovative high rise design solutions not usually seen in Europe or the US".

We are working with Global Switch to provide architectural and structural peer review services throughout the design and construction phases of the project. We also have a quality monitoring and design review role on this project.

Sustainability goals

Sustainability is increasingly becoming integral to the design process in the mission critical sector. Global Switch recognise this. The new data centre will be a leading example of an environmentally sustainable data centre and has a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.34, one of the lowest in Singapore. It is targeting a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating and a Platinum BCA green mark.

Mark Gillett

Mission Critical Sector Director