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GLP’s new global data centre breaks ground in Tokyo

GLP, a global developer, owner and operator of logistics real estate, data centres, and renewable energy, has announced that it has broken ground on Tokyo West 1 (“TKW1”), its first three-building data centre ("DC") campus totalling 31 MW IT load in West Tokyo, Japan.

Building 1 represents the first phase of the three-building campus and is expected to be ready for service by February 2025. It is designed to meet hyperscale and enterprise customer requirements for physical and cybersecurity, safety, reliability, and sustainability. 

Buildings 2 and 3 will be developed near the same site, representing 10 MW and 11 MW IT load, respectively. Located in an area with low natural disaster risk to promote stable business continuity, the campus is situated within a network-rich environment. It is near some of the largest enterprises, IT, telecommunications, and hyperscale companies. 

The new facility will also feature amenities, including private meeting rooms, offices and common rest areas such as a lounge to provide customers with an optimal working environment.

Leveraging its existing real estate portfolio and core capabilities of acquiring land for development, GLP has assembled a dedicated global team of trusted data centre industry veterans.  

Combined with experienced local professionals, the team is well-equipped to provide full-scale data centre technical expertise in design, delivery, and operations. TKW1 will be constructed to LEED Gold certification standards. It will benefit from GLP's renewable energy business, offering clean energy sources to advance the sustainability objectives of its future enterprise and hyperscale customers.

“This groundbreaking marks our first data centre facility in this region and represents a significant milestone as we further establish our digital infrastructure business to be a leading provider in Japan. As a rising data centre hub in Asia, Tokyo is a prime location for our entry into the market, and we look forward to serving hyperscale and enterprise customers’ data capacity needs in this region,” says Yoshiyuki Chosa, President and CEO of GLP Japan. 

“We will leverage our expertise, scale and synergies with our renewable energy business to provide customers with sustainable digital infrastructure to power the future.”

“We are thrilled to celebrate the first of many groundbreakings in Japan as we begin to deliver capacity to both local enterprise and global hyperscale customers. With more than 600 MW of IT load currently available across our four planned campuses in Tokyo and one in Osaka, we are positioned to deliver sustainable, safe, secure and reliable data centre solutions to satisfy current and future demand from business application, cloud, and AI computing deployments," adds Jennifer Weitzel, President, Global Data Center Business of GLP.

“GLP is a global business builder, owner, developer and operator of logistics real estate, data centres, renewable energy and related technologies. Our deep expertise and operational insights allow it to build and scale high-quality businesses and create value for its customers. This new global data centre business is committed to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet.”

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