in brief Datacentre provider NextDC has invested $15 million in purchasing property in Melbourne and Brisbane for new datacentres, founder Bevan Slattery has announced.
"We have acquired 14,300 square metres of vacant land in Port Melbourne to construct cutting edge, purpose-built concrete datacentres. The property is large enough to allow for future expansion and will create a datacentre campus over time as demand increased," Slattery said in a statement. "We have also acquired a solid concrete building in Brisbane CBD with net lettable area of approx 2300 square metres."
The Brisbane datacentre is expected to be fully operational by December this year, with the Melbourne purpose-built facility due in just over a year's time. Slattery also revealed that the company was intending to acquire property to establish a purpose-built facility for Brisbane shortly and this too should be operational in a year's time.
Slattery left his role as chief executive officer of Pipe Networks earlier this year to start up the NextDC datacentre venture.