Listed property developer, Growthpoint says it is on track to complete the turnkey data centre development of NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre at Centralpoint Innovation District in Samrand, Johannesburg, in early 2022.

NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre is being developed by Growthpoint on behalf of NTT Group, a global technology services provider, represented in Africa and the Middle East by Dimension Data, the South African systems integrator and managed services provider.

“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,” said Estienne de Klerk, Growthpoint South Africa chief executive officer.

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, Growthpoint said.

The centre will include 6,000sqm of IT space and feature high-end offices with an NTT Technology Experience Lab (TEL), all supported by specialised state-of-the-art security solutions.

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Johannesburg 1 Data Centre is set to launch April 2022, Growthpoint said.

“We are experiencing an increase in demand for data centres in line with Africa’s exciting growth and today’s increasingly data-driven and connected world. Growthpoint’s development of NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre, and our strategic data-centre development land holdings in Cape Town and Johannesburg signal that we are well positioned as partners in building South Africa’s digital future,” says Leon Labuschagne, Growthpoint’s Head of Industrial Development.

Centralpoint is located in Midrand, just off the N1 Samrand off-ramp between Johannesburg and Pretoria with easy access to the east and west of Johannesburg and Pretoria. It enjoys superb highway access to the N1 North and South, and N14, easy connection to the R21 on route to OR Tambo via Olifantsfontein Road, and is well served by public transport.

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