Australia-based developer Goodman Group has opened its Goodman Tsuen Wan West precinct. This revitalisation project has transformed an old textile factory site into one of Hong Kong’s largest data centre and technology hubs, providing the infrastructure to power the city ahead in the digital economy.
Having acquired the disused Central Textiles factory site in 2014, Goodman worked closely with the Hong Kong authorities, electricity provider CLP Power and its global customers for years, to realise the vision of the Goodman Tsuen Wan West development.
The revitalised development comprises four buildings totalling 1.6 mil sq ft of space, with critical digital infrastructure that enables the continued growth of Hong Kong’s data centre, technology and telecommunication industries.
It also marks Hong Kong’s first development to have offset the embodied emissions from its construction, revealed Goodman. The buildings are LEED Gold pre-certified and incorporate an extensive range of sustainability initiatives, such as rooftop solar and recycling of demolition materials.
Goodman continues its focus on being a leader in sustainability. In 2021, the group achieved its goal of carbon neutrality across its global operations, four years ahead of its 2025 target. The Goodman Tsuen Wan West precinct further builds on these achievements.
The developer added that the new facilities also feature a cutting-edge design, in line with Hong Kong’s strategy to be a prime location for technology and data centres within the Asia Pacific region. Each building has its own independent high-voltage power supply with high levels of resiliency to accommodate a range of high-tier data centre, IT, telecommunications and industrial uses.
The first two buildings are now completed and fully leased by two of Goodman’s major global customers. The remaining two buildings are currently under construction, scheduled for completion in 2024. Overall, the precinct is 87% committed to major global data centre and technology customers, according to Goodman.
Kristoffer Harvey, CEO Greater China at Goodman Group, said, “Goodman Tsuen Wan West is the latest showcase of our commitment to urban regeneration, while meeting the surging demand both locally and regionally for high-tier data centres, technology infrastructure and emissions reduction objectives.
“This development combines our focus on optimising our properties for people and technology, helping deliver the infrastructure shaping the development of the digital economy in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.”