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ESR acquires data centre development in Tokyo

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ESR has acquired a key data centre asset in Higashikurume, in the western portion of Tokyo, Japan.

The site comprises three office buildings within a total site area of 20,900 sqm, offering 20 MW of data centre capacity. The new facility is expected to be operational from September 2025.

Jeffrey Shen and Stuart Gibson, ESR Co-founders and Co-CEOs, remarked, “As the largest New Economy real estate platform in APAC, ESR continues to accelerate the expansion of our digital infrastructure ecosystem across APAC. We are tremendously excited to announce our latest data centre project in such a prime location in Tokyo following our acquisition of a multi-phase 98MW development project in Nanko, Osaka in 2021. As a group, we will continue to leverage our hyperlocal presence that provides unparalleled access to unique land sourcing, zoning and power approvals as well as best-in-class development expertise to differentiate ourselves from our peers.”

Diarmid Massey, CEO, Data Centres of ESR, added, “Tokyo is the primary hub for international firms to access the Japan market. Its geographical location as the most prominent technology and financial market situated in the northwestern part of Asia has resulted in it becoming the first landing point for a sizable number of submarine cables to connect the western United States to the rest of Asia. Japan, which is ranked as the third most attractive location for data centres globally due to the country’s very high data consumption, mobile broadband penetration and large market size, remains as one of the largest data centre markets in the APAC region and hence a highly important strategic market for ESR.”

As of the end of 2021, the ESR Group has a combined data centre offering of over 1,200 MW of capacity across the region.

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