Australian operator NextDC has acquired a data center in Sydney.

“NextDC Limited is pleased to announce that it has acquired the land along with recently completed core and shell data center development in Sydney (S6),” the company said.

“The S6 site is in Artarmon in close proximity to the company’s S3 data center. Construction of the facility was completed in 1H of calendar 2022 with the facility offering up to 13.5MW across 4,000 sqm (43,055 sq ft) of data hall space.”

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NextDC's S3 facility in Sydney – NextDC

NextDC paid AU$184 million (US$121.5m) for the facility. The seller and the address of the new data center weren’t shared.

On its website, NextDC describes S6 as “Australia's first data center designed exclusively for AI factories and sovereign AI.”

The company currently operates or is developing data centers across Australia, including in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Port Hedland, Canberra, the Sunshine Coast, Darwin, and Adelaide.

NextDC now has six data centers in Sydney totaling just under 500MW and 178,500 sqm (1.9 million sq ft).

As well as S3 and now S6 in Artarmon, NextDC operates three data centers (S1, S2, and S5) in Macquarie Park and one (S4) in Horsley Park.

After starting construction in March 2021, the first phase of S3 launched in August 2022. It was completed in June 2023.

The facility now has over 26,000 sqm (280,000 sq ft) of data halls and ancillary infrastructure space across nine levels, and 20,000 sqm (215,000 sq ft) of IT space, with a capacity of 80MW across 10,800 racks. The second and final phase of construction added 12,000 sqm (129,165 sq ft) of data hall space to the first phase.