June 13, 2024

Press Release

FDC and Macquarie Data Centres To Construct IC3 Super West

FDC Construction has been appointed the main build contractor for the Macquarie Data Centres newest facility, IC3 Super West. When completed, the facility will offer customers AI densities, resilient data halls, dedicated office space and storage. The project is expected to cost about $350 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.

IC3 Super West is being purpose built for high-density cloud and AI workloads, including hybrid air and liquid cooling options. The facility is the third and largest addition to the provider’s flagship Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus in Sydney’s North Zone. The new build is part of Macquarie Data Centres’ wider expansion strategy to meet the increase in demand for capacity from its hyperscale, government and enterprise customers. 

David Hirst, Group Executive of Macquarie Data Centres, says: “Sovereign AI and cloud data centres are the backbone of Australia’s AI-driven future. 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 marks the seventh project between FDC and Macquarie Data Centres, reinforcing the companies’ longstanding partnership. Their most recent project was IC3 East, the previous addition to the Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus, which was delivered on time and on budget.

Ben Cottle, founder of FDC Construction, says: “Our longstanding partnership with Macquarie Data Centres is testament to the trust and collaboration that exists between both organisations. With the rapid adoption of AI resulting in increased demand for data centres, FDC’s team of experts continue to be at the forefront of delivering scalable, energy-efficient facilities like IC3 Super West that can support the ever-evolving demands of Macquarie Data Centres’ customers”.

FDC is a leading building delivery partner across Australia with an annual turnover of circa $1.5 billion. It employs more than 600 people, holds a reputable client and project delivery reputation and has an industry-leading NPS rate of 75. FDC’s commitment to excellence is evident through the 120+ Master Builder Association awards it has received for construction excellence. 

For further information, visit the Macquarie Data Centres website: www.macquariedatacentres.com or the FDC Construction website: www.fdcbuilding.com.au