Amazon’s data center unit has bought three more office buildings in Northern Virginia's Sterling, Loudoun County.

BizJournal reports, per local county records, that Amazon Data Services acquired three office buildings in Sterling last month for a total of $26.4 million.

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The three Ridgetop Circle office building in Sterling acquired by Amazon – Google Maps

The company has acquired the properties, located in the Loudoun Tech Center business park near Route 28 North, from affiliates of Baltimore-based St. John Properties.

The three office buildings span just shy of 12 acres. The company bought the 58,194 square foot (5,400 sqm) 21660 Ridgetop Circle for $14.8 million in one transaction, and the neighboring buildings at 21670 and 21680 Ridgetop Circle for another $11.6 million. The latter two buildings, which share a parcel, total around 70,500 sq ft (6,550 sqm).

This is the second such deal the company has made recently. Earlier this month it was revealed Amazon Data Services Inc. had bought three adjoining office buildings in Sterling, Loudoun County, for $21 million. The two office plots are less than a mile away from one another.

AWS already has a significant data center presence across Northern Virginia and continues to expand rapidly. The company owns and operates facilities in areas including Haymarket, Manassas, Ashburn, Chantilly, Warrenton, and McNair.

Last year the company acquired 17 acres in Loudoun County for $32.5 million, and is planning further developments in Chantilly, Manassas, and Warrenton.

This month the company sold two adjoining plots of land in Manassas to Stack, while buying a plot of undeveloped land and two data center shells from Stack’s parent company IPI in Loudoun County. It also filed to build two facilities further south in Culpeper County.

Plans for a data center development in Maryland reportedly recently fell through after the company couldn’t agree on timelines with local government officials.

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