At a glittering annual NZ Property Council Awards evening, Jonny Staples was proud to accept, on behalf of Urban Partners, the My Trends Industrial Property ‘Best in Category’ Award for the Spark Data Centre. The Award is the successful culmination of a 3 year collaboration between Spark, Aecom, Hawkins Construction, Xigo and Urban Partners which has culminated in the design and construction of an exemplary, world leading facility, setting the benchmark for the resource efficient, cost effective, secure and reliable data centres of the future.
The Spark Data Centre also received the Resene Green Building Property Award of Merit. The centre is the most modern, secure, technically advanced and adaptable data centre in New Zealand- ensuring Kiwis can take comfort their personal information is highly secure when saving to the Cloud. Built to global TIA standards, it provides levels of redundancy and resilience required by Enterprise and Government clients.
From inception to completion, it is a model of foresight, innovation and attention to detail, whilst demonstrating the alignment of sustainability and financial goals. Significantly, the Spark Data Centre achieves a 60% reduction in site energy consumption when compared to typical data centres. Adaptability and scalability are key differentiators; every aspect of the facility has been designed to grow, change or shrink as required. This seamless ability to change occurs with no interruption to customers and without necessitating costly re design.