Macquarie Technology Breaks Ground on New IC3 Super West Data Centre


Macquarie Technology Group subsidiary Macquarie Data Centres has begun constructing its IC3 Super West data centre at Sydney’s Macquarie Park.

The facility is being purpose-built for high-density cloud and AI workloads, including hybrid air and liquid cooling options. It will bring Macquarie’s total campus IT load up to 63 megawatts and add more sovereign AI and cloud data centre capacity to Sydney.

The new build is part of Macquarie Data Centres’ wider expansion strategy to meet the increase in capacity demand from its hyperscale, government, and enterprise customers.

“Sovereign AI and cloud data centres are the backbone of Australia’s AI-driven future, said David Hirst, Group Executive of Macquarie Data Centres. “Like all of Macquarie Data Centres’ facilities, IC3 Super West will be Certified Strategic by the Australian Federal Government. This gives our data centres a strong compliance posture as regulations around data sovereignty and AI continue to tighten in Australia and worldwide.”

IC3 Super West will offer customers AI densities, resilient data halls, dedicated office space and storage. The large-scale project is expected to bring more than 1,200 jobs to the region. The construction cost will be circa AUD350 million from FY25 to practical completion of Phase 1, which will deliver the powered core and shell, as well as 6MW of IT load fitted out.

“The widespread adoption of AI is fueling a new wave of next-generation AI infrastructure and GPUs from tech giants such as Dell and Nvidia,” added Hirst. “These highly dense compute technologies can only live in purpose-built data centres that meet their significant power and cooling requirements. IC3 Super West is being built to cater to this rising demand here in Australia.”


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