CBRE appointed leasing agent for upcoming Nanjing data centre

/ EdgeProp Singapore
February 26, 2020 6:28 PM SGT
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SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - CBRE has been appointed as the sole leasing agent for an upcoming two-storey data centre in China. The facility is named NKG2, and is in the Jiangning District in Nanjing city. The development will be managed by Big Data Exchange (BDx), a Hong Kong-based carrier-neutral platform with existing data centres in Hong Kong and mainland China.
The data centre has a total gross floor area of 276,632 sq ft and will be able to house up to eight data halls. The site will be able to provide carrier-neutral data centre options with an initial power capacity of 14MW, with the ability to scale up to 40MW.
The two-storey data center has a total gross floor area of 276,632 sq ft. (Picture: CBRE)
Mayank Srivastava, global head of strategy & business development at BDx, says: “We see China as a very strong leader in Internet-based businesses, as well as brick-and-mortar businesses going increasingly digital.”
The Jiangning District is a transportation hub for Nanjing’s highways, ports, railways, and aviation routes. The area is also close to the city’s downtown core and airport.
Michael Hunter, director of data center solutions, advisory & transaction services, at CBRE Asia Pacific, says: “Traditionally, Shanghai was the preferred location for data centres in China due to its colocation capacity. But, difficulty in obtaining permits and overall operations in these larger cities have made satellite cities such as Nanjing and Tianjing more attractive for operators.”.
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