US data center firm CorScale has started work on the second facility at its Gainesville campus in Virginia’s Prince William County.

“The second building at Gainesville Crossing Data Campus is under construction, and the underground utility installation has begun,” the company said on LinkedIn this week.

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CorScale's first building at the Gainesville Crossing campus – CorScale

CorScale is working with construction firm HITT on the project. The company’s website says the two-story Building 2 at the campus will total 288,000 sq ft and offer 72MW.

Founded by real estate firm Patrinely Group and backed by USAA Real Estate, the company broke ground on its first building at its debut campus back in February 2022.

The first 72MW phase was originally expected to come online in Q4 2022 and will consist of a single, two-story building with eight data halls and office space totaling approximately 483,000 square feet (44,900 sqm). An update from earlier this year said the building was “nearing substantial completion.”

At full build-out, the campus will comprise 2.3 million sq ft (213,700 sqm) over five two-story buildings and 326MW of utility power.

The company also has plans for a second Virginia facility in the Kincora area of Sterling in Loudoun County, and is working on a UK campus outside London. A campus is also planned in Santa Clara, California.