Goodman Group has stepped up its push into data centres with an agreement to deliver up to 1GW of power in Japan and has kicked off construction of a new 50MW data centre in Hong Kong SAR.

The ramping up of activities in Asia will be coordinated out of a new regional office in Singapore, headed by Hugh Baggie, as managing director of data centres, Asia.

The global logistics group has agreed with a customer to construct and lease the first 50MW data centre at Tsukuba City, 50km from Tokyo. Goodman acquired the 45 hectares of land in Tsukuba City in 2022. 

Goodman, currently the largest provider of data centres in Hong Kong, is also converting an old industrial building, known as Goodman Texaco Centre, into a 50MW data centre data centre. 

On completion of the reimagined Texaco Data Centre in 2026 and the Tseun Wan East Campus later this year Goodman will have a total of 392MW of data centres under management in Hong Kong.

 Goodman’s head of Asia, Paul McGarry, said: “Tsuen Wan is a highly sought-after availability zone, a key focus location for us since 2014, when we acquired an end-of-life, industrial property.”

McGarry said: “Our ability to secure land and power in high-demand locations in the tier 1 markets of Japan and Hong Kong has resulted in a very valuable power bank of 1.8GW in Asia. 

“This power bank, combined with our planning, architectural and engineering capabilities, and strong balance sheet, means Goodman is well positioned to continue to meet the growing demand for new, high value, high-tier data centre facilities in major cities across Asia.”

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