Hong Kong: ESR proposes plans to convert cold storage facility into a data center in Hong Kong

Nov 25, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

ESR Cayman Limited has reportedly submitted a proposal to convert Brilliant Cold Storage Tower 2 at 11-19 Wing Yip Street, in Kwai Chung, New Territories, into a data center. The proposed data center would have a capacity of 40MW, spanning 15-stories, adding a total of 450 sqm of space which would take the total floor space to approximately 32,700 sqm.

Moreover, the proposed renovations would see seven floors of data halls installed, while elsewhere would be a generator, cooling, water treatment spaces and offices. 

Commenting on the plans when the company purchased the building in May, Jeffrey Shen and Stuart Gibson, ESR co-founders and co-CEOs, commented: "This is a major strategic move for ESR as it represents our first acquisition in Hong Kong and further establishes our data center franchise"