Carrier-neutral data center real estate investment trust CoreSite is expanding its facilities in the Sunrise Technology Park in Reston, Virginia.

The 50,000 square foot, 6MW expansion will bring the total size of the campus to 129,000 sq ft and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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CoreSite's data center campus in Reston, Virginia (CoreSite)
CoreSite's Reston campus – CoreSite

The Reston campus is made up of three data centers, VA1, VA2 and VA3. Both VA1 and VA2 are operational, with VA3 now under construction.

The campus is set to be expanded further, to 1.3 million sq ft - with 900,000 sq ft of rentable space - in the coming years. Bizjournals reports that CoreSite could spend as much as $500 million building out the site.

When VA3 is fully built out, the campus as a whole will be able to offer up to 100MW of capacity. Tenants at the three facilities will also be exempt from the Virginia sales tax on all IT equipment deployed at the data center.

The colocation company acquired the 22-acre industrial park in Reston in 2016 for $60 million.

Outside of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, CoreSite operates data centers in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the Silicon Valley region.