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AirTrunk opens new hyperscale data centre HQ in Sydney
Mon, 26th Feb 2024

AirTrunk, a leading hyperscale data centre specialist in the Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) region, has unveiled its new global headquarters (HQ) in Sydney, Australia. This move signifies a significant milestone for the company, establishing a home base for industry-leading talent, innovation, and regional growth.

The company, founded in 2015, introduced the concept of hyperscale data centres in the region. Currently, AirTrunk boasts a platform of 11 data centres stationed across seven cities in five markets, with a total capacity exceeding 1.4 gigawatts (GW) – the largest in the APJ region excluding China.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of AirTrunk, Robin Khuda, emphasised the company’s connection to Sydney, explaining, “It’s fitting that Sydney is home to our new global headquarters; it is where AirTrunk was founded less than 10 years ago, is home to three campuses that make up the largest total capacity of any single city in our portfolio, and is where the majority of our employees reside.”

Khuda further stated that the new global HQ, along with regional head offices in Singapore and Japan, were established “to accommodate our growing team of AirTrunkers who are enabling AirTrunk’s rapid expansion throughout the APJ region.” This reflects the company's commitment to employee growth and development.

AirTrunk has been recognised as a Great Place To Work in Singapore, Japan, and Australia – where it also features in the Top 10 Best Workplaces™. The company strongly believes in providing a stimulating workspace for its employees, and that a positive workspace positively correlates with employees' productivity and their overall work experience.

The new HQ was designed keeping the evolving needs of AirTrunk's team front of mind, promoting flexibility, collaboration, social connection, and sense of community. The design aimed at a platinum-level WELLS certification, aiming to optimise employee well-being by linking health and productivity with the physical environment.

A three-story-high digital wall connecting all three floors, state-of-the-art workstations, and immersive meeting rooms with intuitive speaker-focused conferencing make technology a seamless part of the new workspace. All these features promote real-time connection with colleagues and stakeholders across the globe.

The company also remained committed to its robust Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments. The headquarters is on its way to achieving a 5-star Green Star and a 4.5 NABERS rating, thanks to the incorporation of sustainability measures such as the use of recycled wood, locally sourced Australian wood and stone, acoustic paneling made from recycled plastic, and energy-efficient lighting solutions. The property also sports indoor botanicals.

In a goodwill gesture, AirTrunk donated a part of its former office fit-out and furniture and provided technology setup support to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This aids in the foundation's continual delivery of joy and comfort to sick children and simultaneously promotes waste minimisation and circularity. The innovative design of AirTrunk’s global HQ was brought to life by global architecture studio, Woods Bagot, and fitout by the Australian construction company A W Edwards.