ESR has begun construction on the first data centre at its Cosmosquare campus at Nanko Kita in Osaka, Japan.
The OS1 site will provide 19.2 MW of capacity and is forecast to be completed in July 2024. ESR has said the facility will aim to achieve LEED NC v4 ‘Gold’ certification, with the building designed with an efficient cooling system to reduce energy use and minimise the need for chillers.
ESR Cosmosquare is set to be a 96 MW hyperscale data centre campus, developed over three phases – OS1, OS2 and OS3. Located in Nanko Kita, Osaka City, it is within 10km distance of the major internet and telecom exchanges in Osaka central business district (CBD).
Jeffrey Shen and Stuart Gibson, ESR Co-founders and Co-CEOs, said, “We are tremendously excited to break ground on our first Osaka data centre development, creating a campus-style asset with expansion capability in a prime location of a high growth market. This development is an important milestone in ESR’s strategic data centre initiative to develop data centres across key markets in APAC.”
Diarmid Massey, CEO of ESR Data Centres added, “Central Osaka has growing demand for modern, energy efficient digital infrastructure. The ESR Cosmosquare campus delivers state of-the-art data centre capacity, scalability and flexibility to support hyperscalers and colocation operators as well as the Japanese government’s accelerating digitisation transformation initiative.”