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Station Road datacentre project overview

Microsoft is building two datacentre buildings on Station Road in Seven Hills, Western Sydney.

Why datacentres are needed

Datacentres provide the physical infrastructure for the technology we depend on at work and in our personal lives. Whenever you open an app on your phone, join a virtual classroom or meeting, snap and save photos, or play a game with your friends online, you are using a datacentre. Local businesses, government, hospitals, and schools rely on datacentres every day to deliver goods and services to you.

December 8, 2023

Building One

Construction of Building One is complete. Building fit-out work is underway.

Building Two

Construction works began on Building Two in July, with groundwork and site foundations completed and focus now shifting to erecting the building’s primary structure. To facilitate these works, an additional tower crane and hoists have been installed.

In the coming months, construction on the external building framework will continue and works will begin on the building façade and the internal fit-out.

July 13, 2023

Station Road construction update

The project progresses to two significant milestones this month for the development of the Station Road datacentre.

Building One advances to completion

The external construction of the first datacentre building, including the car park, walkways, and landscaping surrounding the area, is progressing to completion. The works are expected to be completed in the coming months.

Work begins on Building Two

An exciting project milestone was reached as the General Contractor, Taylor Construction (Taylor), initiated work on the second building for Station Road.

A group of people in helmets and bright vests standing on a construction site
Taylor and Microsoft team begin work on Building Two. Credit: Taylor.

The initial focus for the work on site is piling and excavation activities. Vibration monitors have been placed on site and near neighbours’ homes. Taylor continues to monitor the noise and vibrations generated during these activities, so they remain within acceptable and permitted levels.

An independent acoustic consultant has been engaged to conduct an assessment. It concluded that the vibrations are, and continue to be, well below acceptable levels indicated in the Noise and Vibration Management Plan approved by Blacktown Council.

Taylor will continue to liaise with neighbours to provide early notice of vibration works.

June 9, 2023

Building One

The general contractor FDC Construction (NSW) Pty Ltd (FDC) is currently progressing the construction of the first of the two datacentre buildings on site, with the construction estimated to be completed by July 2023. Completion of construction does not indicate datacenter operation/availability.

With major structural works completed on the building, crews on site have been focusing on the internal buildout and the landscaping around the building. To ensure availability of parking by the construction site, contractors are not permitted to park along McCoy Street.  A traffic controller is enforcing this daily.

FDC continues to liaise with neighbours to provide early notice of disruptive works and ensure compliance with the Noise & Vibration Management Plan approved by the Blacktown Council.

We thank the community for their patience and understanding as we complete this work.

Building Two

The general contractor Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd (Taylor) will start works on the second datacentre building in June 2023. Datacentre construction is expected to be completed by late 2024. Completion of construction does not indicate datacenter operation/availability.

Traffic control managers will be stationed daily at the entrance of the site on Station Road to help ensure that traffic flow is maintained and that public parking near the site remains accessible for local residents and businesses.

Together with FDC and Taylor, Microsoft is committed to keeping the Seven Hills community informed.

Staying connected

We will keep the community up to date via our Australia page in our Microsoft in Your Community blog.

If you have construction related questions or concerns, contact Taylor Construction at 0458 273 000. To learn more about the project and permitting information, please visit the Taylor Construction webpage

For PR-related questions contact Microsoft Media Relations.

For community related questions, contact us at SydDC@microsoft.com.