NextDC S1 – DataCentre, Macquarie Park

FDC Construction & Fitout


Macquarie Park NSW, Australia

A$30 million


MBA 2014 – Best Communications Building $25M

Our team was commisioned to provide engineering design for the construction of the NextDC – S1 DataCentre in Macquarie Park. The project was significant with engineering challenges similar to those of a hospital. The structure is innovative, breaking the mould of a traditional single floor the building incorporates a free air cooling system throughout the five story building.

NextDC’s data centre at 4 Eden Park Drive, Macquarie Park is located in close proximity to Sydney’s CBD. NextDC – S1 is a five storey structure of 5,600m2 in total.

The large building footprint of 120m in length positioned on a tight site, created access and construction issues that required considered engineering problem solving methodology.

It’s an impressive five-storeys with capacity for up to 2,800 racks across 5,600sqm of technical space to government and enterprise customers.  S1 already hosts a number of local and major international corporate businesses and service providers who run their cloud platforms from S1, forming an active ecosystem in the vendor and carrier neutral facility.

The design of this innovative structure was presented engineering challenges similar to those of a hospital.

The unique Danpalon façade was manufactured internationally and required special detailing.

Griffiths Engineers has designed numerous Data Centres, including NextDC – P1, Nexus Data Centre, Fujitsu Data Centre, Fujitsu Data Centre Expansion,