Construction work continues on developer Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre, located immediately adjacent to the historic Distillery District. Designed by WZMH Architects, this 5-storey, 22,000 m² data centre under construction on the east side of Parliament just south of Front Street, will feature one level of underground parking, approximately 13,000 square meters of "white space", one floor dedicated to building systems, and tenant offices occupying the ground level.

Parliament Street Data Centre, image by Forum member drum118

In the past several months, construction work on the site has progressed above ground level and concrete has now risen to the third storey.

The Data Centre standing at 3 storeys in height, image by Forum member Razz

The design of the data centre's exterior will feature smooth and ribbed porcelain panels, a playful spin on the early computer-era punch cards used for inputting data.

Formwork in place for the Data Centre's third level, image by Forum member Razz

Once completed, the project will be home to lead tenant Equinix's next generation TR2 IBX Data Centre, who will be using 675 cabinet spaces out of the building's total of 2,450 cabinets. The completed building will also feature 16'-6" ceiling heights per floor, a customer Break Room and Arcade, and state of the art conference rooms.

Ground floor progress at the Parliament Street Data Centre, image by Forum member Razz

For more information about the Parliament Street Data Centre, check out our dataBase file for the building, linked below, or choose the associated Forum thread link to get in on the conversation. You can also leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  BRL Realty (Bresler), Stephenson Engineering, Urbacon, WZMH Architects