Developed on behalf of NTT Ltd Group, Growthpoint Properties is on track to complete the turnkey data centre development of NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre at Centralpoint Innovation District in Samrand in April 2022. NTT is represented in Africa and the Middle East by Dimension Data.
The base-build of the multi-million-rand NTT Johannesburg 1, which broke ground in September 2020, has already been completed. The building’s infrastructure is currently being tested while NTT continues with its fit-out and the property is given its finishing touches. The centre will include 6,000m2
of IT space and feature high-end offices with an NTT Technology Experience Lab (TEL).
The Johannesburg 1 is 500m from the Kosmosdal electrical substation that provides it with a 20MVA connected power supply, and which has enabled a cost-effective electrical infrastructure setup, which also includes redundancy. Centralpoint Innovation district also offers carrier-neutral fibre infrastructure especially spec’d for mega data centres.
Says Estienne de Klerk, Growthpoint’s SA CEO: “Dimension Data has been meticulous in its stipulations for the high-quality NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre. Working with them is an excellent experience as we understand their world-class requirements and can help them achieve this in the localised context of South Africa. We are proud of this partnership, and to be part of building NTT’s global growth, capabilities and capacity in Africa with Dimension Data while responding to Africa’s growing digital economy.”